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:
- Phase 2 introductions and timeline
- Prior experience with Phase 2
- What your mindset should be going into Phase 2
- How you should approach Phase 2 differently than Phase 1
This episode's take-aways:
- 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.
- Get applications in ASAP during Phase 2. The earlier the better.
- 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.
- Hear the approach from Dr. Rachel Legg from a prior conversation we had.
- Consider expanding your geographical limitations and carefully consider the competition of the programs you are applying to
- Have backup plans during Phase 2
- 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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