Do you have 30 minutes to spare to help a fourth-year medical student prepare for a residency interview without leaving the comfort of your home or office?
As our fourth-year medical students prepare to interview for residency positions during these challenging times, they need your help. While they won’t be able to take advantage of the HOST program for housing this year, as residency interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom and FaceTime, they will have the opportunity to participate in virtual mock interviews with alumni volunteers.
In conjunction with Associate Dean for Student Affairs Dr. Patrick Duff, the UF College of Medicine Office of Alumni Affairs will be providing media training to help ensure our students are well-prepared for these virtual residency interviews — and that’s where alumni come in.
Alumni volunteers who sign up to host mock interviews will be asked to evaluate nonverbal cues as well as verbal responses to questions that will be provided by Dr. Duff’s office. We would ask prospective interviewers to commit to one to three interviews. Assignments will be made based on geography and specialty (when possible) to make the experience as productive as possible.
Questions about the process? Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.