Episode 47

PGP Fundamentals: Match Phase 2

This episode discuss Phase 2 of the Match and how you should approach it similarly and differently than Phase 1. We also hear a prior conversation with Dr. Legg, who previously navigated Phase 2.

Topics we discuss:

  1. Phase 2 introductions and timeline
  2. Prior experience with Phase 2
  3. What your mindset should be going into Phase 2
  4. How you should approach Phase 2 differently than Phase 1

This episode's take-aways:

  1. Phase 2 is a very condensed version of Phase 1 (occurs over the period of ~3 weeks). As such, most interviews will be conducted virtually or over the phone.
  2. Get applications in ASAP during Phase 2. The earlier the better.
  3. Keep a positive mindset throughout. Check out our episodes of what to do if you don't match in Phase 1 and what to do if you don't match in Phase 2.
  4. Hear the approach from Dr. Rachel Legg from a prior conversation we had.
  5. Consider expanding your geographical limitations and carefully consider the competition of the programs you are applying to
  6. Have backup plans during Phase 2
  7. If you plan to pursue Phase 2, early and often communication with your mentor or faculty member, as well as reference is critical to your success as you navigate Phase  

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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.