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9/23/07

Learn foreign language

Learn foreign language--best web site

I was always looking for a website that can teach me different language.Recently I have been dealing with persons from different country with different language.And at present its "emergency" for me to learn Spanish and the best rescuer is Trymango.com.It offers 11 languages absolutely free of cost.The best part is its interface and its way of teaching through conversation and practice.I bet, u r gonna like it rather Love it.
www.trymango.com


Retro Medicine
Doctors making house calls for management of medical conditions.
I never liked this concept.As I think doctors don't have all the lab-facilities at hand to diagnose and treat the various conditions.But I am surprised to see that recently this trend is growing.Of course there are reasons to grow this trend.
read more at
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/business/yourmoney/23doctors.html
www.nytimes.com

Want International phone no with a lot of more features...?
check it out ...pfingo.com
It will provide you an international number and abilities to make and receive call from anywhere in world through phone(wi-fi enabled) or PC.
It needs you to download the software and you also have to provide low subscription fee.
compare it with www.skype.com (another voip) and feel the difference.

9/3/07

How the residency "Match" algorithm works?

Lets me torture your brain..!!
.....

Once residency candidates are done with interviews in different "residency programs", the next and the ultimate thing is "Match".Everybody potential resident is well known with NRMP.
Since 1998, the NRMP has used an applicant proposing algorithm in all its Matches.

Rank list for applicants is a list of residency programs given to the NRMP by applicants including all programs that the applicant is willing to participate. Rank list for residency programs contains all applicants whom the program is willing to accept. Using these two rank lists, the Match algorithm is processed in order of preference until it gets best "match".
sounds complicated?...The fact is ...It is complicated!

so lets try to understand with the help a more professional site..www.aafp.org(American Academy of Family Physician)

some excerpt
Guidelines for preparation of applicant "Rank list"
Applicants are advised to include on their Rank Order List those programs that represent their true preferences. Programs should be ranked in sequence according to the applicant's true preferences. Applicants are advised to rank all programs acceptable to the applicant
How the matching algorithm works? --An applicant can be tentatively matched to a program in this process if the program also ranks the applicant on its Rank Order List, and either:

  • the program has an unfilled position. In this case there is room in the program to make a tentative match between the applicant and the program.
  • the program does not have an unfilled position, but the applicant is more preferred by the program to another applicant who is currently tentatively matched to the program. In this case the applicant who is the least preferred current match in the program is removed from the program to make room for a tentative match with the more preferred applicant.
This process is carried out for all applicants, until each applicant has either been tentatively matched to the most preferred choice possible...read more..
How the residency "Match" algorithm works? (www.aafp.org)

Hate reading interview preparation?


Do you hate reading interview preparation?...
Do you hate going through all those black and white lines.....
If yes...
Then this video is for you.This will show you an example of "unprepared interview" and will guide you through interview preparation along with tips for interview preparation.

Note-just click on the picture and it will take you to an external link(video for interview preparation)

Interview preparation(residency &...)-2

This post is continuation of my previous post on "Interview preparation". Basically I am giving you the "website link" where you can browse all about the interview preparation.It will guide you through the "simplest" to "most trickiest" and deceptive questions.


A.Articles from American Academy of Family Physicians
1.Goals of your interview-can be summarized with three goals: A.Assess your compatibility and criteria with the program. B.Convey your sense of compatibility with the program to those faculty members, residents and staff who interview you.Its like an exercise in "role playing" which is not same as "acting", but don't give false impression. C.Assess the program’s relative strengths and weaknesses so that you will be able to structure a justifiable rank order list.

Your interviewers want to find out who you really are.....read more
Goals of interview (http://www.aafp.org)

A glimpse from this site-
Some of the questions that you can expect to be asked include:

  • Why did you choose this specialty?
  • Why did you choose to apply to this residency?
  • What are your strong points?
  • What do you consider are your weaknesses?
  • What are your overall career goals?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • Describe a particularly satisfying or meaningful experience during your medical training. Why was it meaningful?
2.Interview preparation
3.Interview elements
4.Questions to ask
5.Follow up


B.Articles from kaplan(kaptest.com)
1.The Residency Interview: What Are They Looking For?
There have been a number of studies to uncover the key factors programs use to decide which applicants it will rank highly. Here is a synopsis of the results of these studies.

The compatibility of the applicant (how much they liked you).
The applicant’s ability to grow in knowledge (your learning skills).
The applicant’s maturity (how calm, realistic and confident you appeared).
The applicant’s commitment to hard work (did you seem eager and energetic).
The applicant’s fund of knowledge (your board scores, school rank, articulateness).
read more...articles for IMG (www.kaptest.com)

2."Interview Don'ts"
Don't act like a student. As this is really a job interview, relate on a professional level. Be polite to everyone you meet, as you never know who really wields power in the program.
Don't try to impress an interviewer by exaggerating your credentials or past experiences.
And finally, don't forget to send thank you letters with special thanks to those who went out of their way to be informative or kind. Mention specifics that make their program particularly attractive to you.
read more residency interview (www.kaptest.com)

C.Articles from AIPPG.info
1.Tips for interview--Appear EXCITED and INTERESTED. When relating the history of your interesting case use vivid descriptions of what else was going on at the time. "We were on call that night. It was bitter cold out. The hospital was dead quiet when suddenly everyone was called to...
2.Be ready to ASK QUESTIONS.The worst thing you can say is, "No, I have no questions." This translates to "No, I have no interest."
3. Research the program as much as possible.Will there be a conference for you to attend on the day of your interview?If possible make sure you've read the article in advance plus any accompanying editorial.
Tips for the residency interview
INTERVIEW PROCESS(in detail)
sample thank you letter
(www.aipg.info)

D.One of the best site that I will like to recommend is
http://mdinterviews.blogspot.com/
this blog belongs to usmletomd.com and the author is digitialdoc

E.10 Interview bloopers
  • Poor handshake
  • Talking too much
  • Talking negatively about current or past employers/managers
  • Showing up late or too early
  • Treating the receptionist rudely
  • Asking about benefits, vacation time or salary
  • Not preparing for the interview
  • Verbal ticks
  • Not enough/too much eye contact
  • Failure to match communication styles
  • (avoid these 10 interview bloopers)(http://www.quintcareers.com)

E.Other sites
About.com(
Job interview questions)
Yahoo.com(Interviewing)
Rajankanth.blogspot.com(Interview preparation)

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