Podcast | The Practice of Medicine | March 1, 2021
Residency Interviewing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insight from a Fourth-Year Medical Student and the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor/Previous Dean of the USC School of Medicine
Ryan Alexander, a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Dr. Donald DiPette, the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina/University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia offer insight and perspective regarding residency interviewing during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this conversation they touch on many areas, including the components of virtual interviews and social events, potential advantages and drawbacks of not interviewing in person, the recommendations the Association of American Medical Colleges has made to address residency interview allocation, and how the match process may differ in 2021 from previous years. Mr. Alexander and Dr. DiPette also share their thoughts on what they believe the future of residency interviews may look like, as well as provide advice to those who will soon begin the residency interview process.Earn CME Credit
Ryan Alexander grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and attended Furman University from 2012-2016 where he earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry and served as the Events Chair for AED Pre-Health Honors Society. He is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and is interviewing for internal medicine residencies.
Donald DiPette, MD
Dr. DiPette is the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor and previous Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
The content of the CME certified activity does not relate to products or services of an ACCME defined commercial interest. Therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to identify or resolve.
- Please visit the Association of American Medical Colleges’ “Conducting Interviews During the Coronavirus Pandemic” area of the AAMC website. Here you will find numerous resources, tips, and guides you may find useful when preparing for or familiarizing yourself with various components of virtual residency interviews.