What advice would you give to a student considering an application to your specialty?
Could you give me some sense about what you think life in your specialty is like?
What are the strengths and weaknesses?
If you could change some things about your specialty, what would you change?
What is the long-range outlook for graduates in your specialty?
What is your specialty looking for in applicants for residency education?
Could you comment on how competitive residency positions are in your specialty?
Are there particular things I should be doing to maximize my chance of getting my top residency choice?
I am considering applying to these programs. In view of my interests and performance, do you think these are wise choices? How competitive do you think my application for this specialty will be?
Are there specific programs you would advise me to consider?
Are there specific programs you would advise me to avoid? Why?
What portion of a candidate's application and curriculum vitae do you consider most important in ranking students in the matching process? How important is the interview? What aspects are you particularly seeking to define about a candidate from the interview? Are these generally the same for other programs in your specialty?
Are there particular things I should be planning to include in my fourth year elective schedule which will help me in defining a career path or in gaining entry to one of my top program choices?
Is there anyone in particular with whom I should speak regarding my application?