Residency interview season: tips for success and other pearls

Tis the time of the year when most programs are starting to send out invites for residency interviews. This exciting time is often mixed with the anxiety of the unknown, the headaches of winter travel, and feeling pressured to impress.

With dermatology, and other competitive specialties, where only a handful of applicants are interviewed, even the smallest detail of an applicant can be a topic of discussion when we (the faculty members) deliberate and generate our match list. In this post, I will share with you some of my tips on how to best prepare for that nerve racking interview, and share some how tips on how to have an enjoyable and ultimately successful interview season.

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Leopard sweater and pencil skirt

Leopard prints can definitely add excitement to an outfit. I feel that every girl should own a pair of leopard pumps, a clutch, and a leopard print sweater. This fall and winter, there has been so many different styles that I couldn’t help myself but to pick up a few leopard tops, dresses, and skirts.

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Classic work outfit: blouse and pencil skirt

A blouse and pencil skirt is probably one of my most common go-to looks for work. I especially love the feminine drape and wrap details of this blouse. Adding in a neutral colored bottom, as I have done here, is classic and safe; wearing it with black or white dress pants is another great option.

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A very eclectic holiday feast

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope you were able to spend the weekend with your loved ones. The holiday season with my family is all about endless eating. This season, my folks hosted a holiday dinner with family and friends.  Feasting has always been a part of my memory growing up; and one of the benefits to having a tiger mom was having access to superb food to feed that growing brain of my mine. Even now,  my mother would put in hours and hours of cooking every time my husband and I visit (and we only live 30 minutes away)! Unfortunately, I did not inherit any of the Chinese culinary talents from my mom, which is probably why every time my husband, and I visit, we eat like a pack of hungry wolves.

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