Virtual Residency Interviews- A Survival Guide and Lessons Learnt
Aparna Komarraju, Eddy Zandee Van Rilland, Ritu R Gill
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol . 2023 Sep-Oct;52(5):336-339. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2023.05.006. Epub 2023 May 17.
With the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the residency programs were required to conduct virtual/online interviews for recruitment of candidates for their residency programs. While both programs and the candidates had challenges, with the abrupt transition of interviews to online platform, there were some perceived benefits by the applicants. This paper will further review the pros and cons, the challenges and the changes brought about by the online transformation of residency interviews and conclude with tips to the residency applicants and lessons learnt from this transition. Although, residency programs are considering going back to in-person interviews, they may continue to offer virtual interview as well to the candidates in the future.