• Do's and Don'ts of Residency Interviewing:
    Advanced Skills for Residency Applicants

    The residency interview is a major factor in family medicine residency ranking decisions and is often as important as medical school clerkship grades, activities, and board scores.

    Watch this video to get detailed advice, insights, and strategies for managing the Match interview process. Experts will specifically discuss how to properly prepare for the interview, what programs are specifically looking for in candidates, and what questions to ask program directors and residents. They will also share four classic mistakes applicants make during interviews.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how to boost your confidence and optimize your interview performance.
    • Hear how to navigate difficult questions and avoid flawed responses.
    • Discuss the most helpful questions to ask during an interview to gain valuable insight and help differentiate residency programs.
    • Identify ways to evaluate programs to achieve the best fit based on personal goals and interests.


    Wendy Barr, MD, MPG, MSCE
    Associate Professor of Family Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Keith Nokes, MD, MPH
    Director of Medical Student Education and Residency Team Leader, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
    Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Tufts University School of Medicine