Episode 25

Interview Preparation Part 1 - Perspectives of Past Residents

Interviewing with post-graduate training programs can be anxiety inducing. This episode we hear perspectives from current residents who have first hand experience going through both virtual and in-person interviews. We explore how to prepare, what to do during the interview, and how to handle tough situations.

This week on the Post-Graduate Pharmacist hear from two current residents, Macy Wiggington and Devan Rockwell. Macy is a PGY1 resident at the University of South Alabama University Hospital in Mobile, AL, and Devan is a PGY2 in ambulatory care at the University of South Alabama Health Physicians Groups in Mobile, AL.

This episode’s take-aways:

  1. Practice situational type questions, consider the STAR method (see our episode on the STAR method)
  2. Record yourself and review the recording
  3. Consider reaching out to your career services department at your university for mock interview training.
  4. Look at the agenda for the interview and know who you are interviewing.
  5. Be professional the entire interview.
  6. Follow-up with responses to questions you did not know during the interview that you stated you would look-up
  7. Send thank you emails or notes (prefer email if big institution due to complicated mail systems and potential delay's with physical letters)
  8. Don't be afraid to pause and reflect on the question.

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Sean Smithgall

Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Completed a PGY1 pharmacotherapy residency at Geisinger Medical Center and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at East Tennnessee State University, Gatton College of Pharmacy. Interests include family medicine, post-graduate training preparation, and making podcasts.