Virtual Interviewing: Preparation and Practice

With traditional in-person interviews no longer the 'norm' during the pandemic, most residency interviews are being held virtually. The resources below will help you successfully navigate the nuances of virtual interviews and provide tips and tricks for leveraging technology, making a positive impression and being prepared for the tough questions you may be asked.

Video Series

Preparing for a virtual interview will enhance your ability to perform well. These short videos, produced by faculty, deans and administrators from US Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, walk applicants through the steps to prepare for a successful virtual interview experience.  See the Table of Contents and Contributors page for a complete list of topics covered in each video and series contributors. 

Behaviorial Interviewing
Susan Enright, DO, FACOI
and Nohemi Barriga, PsyD

Tell Me About Yourself
Susan Enright, DO, FACOI

Setting the Stage for Your Virtual Interview
Lisa Cardello, EdS

Pre and Post Interview Communication
Michelle R. Devora, MEd

The Strengths and Weaknesses Interview Question

Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP and Lisa Cardello, EdS

What did you do during the pandemic?
Holly Laird, DO, MMEL

Technology and the Virtual Interview

Tips for Success on a Virtual Clinical Rotation
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP