Dr. Mirvis is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal and a Professor of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging Department, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
Most people who get through college, medical school, a fellowship, and any jobs during training should know how to interview for the big, "real" job. That's the one you have worked hard toward for 12 or more years. So it comes as a surprise to me how often I see people poorly prepared for the process--on both sides of the table. Even with a great CV, if an applicant has a poor interview, he or she is probably sunk, unless the practice is desperate, in which case the applicant shouldn't want the job. Here are some common errors I have encountered during years of interviewing prospective faculty candidates, as well as some tips for the folks offering the position.
There are plenty more things to keep in mind and most are common sense. Initial interviews should be low-key, getting-to-know-you events, but both parties should be sincere in their interest, so as to not waste anyone's time or money. I hope that these few suggestions will make the whole experience more pleasant and valuable for all concerned.Back To Top
Editorial: The interview: A few suggestions. Appl Radiol.