Triple Your Chances At Winning the Residency Spot of Your Dreams.

Are your interviewing skills holding you back from getting the residency, fellowship or career you’ve been dreaming of?

Are you ready to go beyond random “interview tips” online and learn a system that will win you the killer job and salary you deserve?

Do you need to stand above the competition and get the insider knowledge that will make you shine as a top candidate?

Introducing Big Interview Medical

Our tested, step-by-step training platform to seize control and learn exactly what program directors are asking, sell yourself as a star candidate, make your nerves and anxiety disappear, and interview with confidence.

Even if you only have a short time to prepare

Even if the program you want is ultra-competitive

Even if you didn’t match with a program previously

Hi, I’m Pamela Skillings, the creator of Big Interview and a top residency interview coach.

I’ve been featured in Forbes, ABC News, and CNN, written for the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal even called me “a guru in the world of job interviews.”

I have helped countless clients — from all types of backgrounds — learn to ace their residency interviews and land spots in the most competitive programs.

Over the years, I’ve discovered the BEST way to prepare for a residency interview — it not only works, but it’s infallible if you do it right. It’s a method backed up by years of academic research on the dynamics of interviewing.

“A guru in the world of interviews”

A Small Sample of Big Results from Big Interview Medical Users

“I have great news, I MATCHED!. I am so happy.
Just wanted to share the good news with you and also thank you for all the help.”
Judy A.

Client with international medical education who did not match in 2 previous cycles.

“I matched!!! My interviews went really well. I felt so much more confident. All were the same questions we prepared. Thanks so much for all the help.”
Nitheesa G.

Client who overcame severe nerves to match with top choice in internal medicine residency programs.

“Just wanted to let you know that I matched to one of my top choices.

Thank you so much for your help with everything this year. It really helped my application and made the interview process a lot easier and less stressful to go through!”

Sean Y.

Client who matched with top Internal Medicine residency program.

After you’ve spent hours applying and agonizing over your residency choices, the next step standing between you and your dream residency program could look one of two ways:

OPTION #1

You start your day already wired from a restless night of sleep and make a quick “Residency interview today- wish me luck!” post on social media. The radio is turned off during the commute — instead, you’re totally tuned in to all the nervous self-talk in your head (“What if they ask about that gap in my resume? What if I fidget too much? What if I draw a blank and can’t answer a question?) Before leaving the car, you pause for a couple deep breaths… but the momentary sense of calm is probably gone as soon as you’ve set foot into this new, unfamiliar building. 

Once you’re finally called in for the interview, you smile through the nerves, but are only half present — busily analyzing everything you say and noticing small details in the room while speaking.

Maybe at some point you’re caught off-guard by an unexpected question and stumble over your words while searching for an answer. Or you totally forget to mention how you spearheaded leadership initiatives and how excited you are about this program.

Your nerves disappear as you leave, but you also have no idea how that interview went! The feeling is markedly better than the potentially dangerous heart rate you had an hour ago, but you don’t necessarily feel any closer to your dream residency or the medical career you are building.

OPTION #2

You wake up with all the confidence of an army general who not only just read “The Art of War”, but also saw the enemy’s entire battle plan. You know exactly how the day ahead of you is going to go — you’ve planned and prepared for this thoroughly. The email you got last night from Big Interview Medical with a Pre-Interview Checklist and last-minute resources gave you an easy night’s sleep. Today, you take a huge stride towards reaching your full potential. 

The confidence doesn’t come from just knowing exactly what questions the interviewers will ask, and the best ways to answer each — you’ve also discovered exactly what makes you a star candidate. You know the unique skills and traits you have that will get program directors dying to hire you. You feel like a million bucks. 

The interview itself goes smoothly. After all, you’ve prepared, practiced, and refined these answers. You even put yourself through much more stressful situations and difficult questions while practicing. At this point, it all feels easy. 

You head home with full confidence that not only did the interview go well, you did everything in your power to prepare and show off your strengths. You’re operating at the top of your game.

Want your next residency interview to feel more like OPTION #2?

Let’s dig into exactly how to make that happen…

The Top 3 Challenges You’ll Face in a Residency Interview

There are 3 main challenges that you’ll face walking into any interview — whether you’ve had a ton of interview experience, or this is your first time.

If you can focus your preparation to solve just these three challenges, you’ll be unstoppable in any interview. Here’s how to do it:

Know Exactly What Questions To Expect

Besides being the most common source of pre-interview anxiety, not knowing what questions to expect can leave you stuttering or stuck in key moments of the interview. 

You can find some great resources on our blog, but you’ll also want to know about answering key questions regarding your medical school history, your speciality, and any specific challenges you may face in your application such as gaps or previous failure to match.

There are hundreds of specialty-specific practice questions inside Big Interview Medical, complete with insider insights and expert-crafted sample answers.

Know Exactly What Questions To Expect

Besides being the most common source of pre-interview anxiety, not knowing what questions to expect can leave you stuttering or stuck in key moments of the interview. 

You can find some great resources on our blog, but you’ll also want to know about answering key questions regarding your medical school history, your speciality, and any specific challenges you may face in your application such as gaps or previous failure to match.

There are hundreds of specialty-specific practice questions inside Big Interview Medical, complete with insider insights and expert-crafted sample answers.

Craft Great Responses That WOW Interviewers

Forget rambling on and on or losing your train of thought. 

You need to carefully think about the best way to answer each question, pick stories that make your skills and achievements shine, and give the interviewer everything they’re looking for. 

That’s right: stories. The “Answer Builder” tool inside Big Interview Medical will help you mine the depths of your memory to find the right stories to tell, and then walk you step-by-step through scripting these stories into a proven format that captivates interviewers. And of course, our training curriculum gives you all the “triggers” and competencies you’ll want to make sure to “check off” in your answers.

Craft Great Responses That WOW Interviewers

Forget rambling on and on or losing your train of thought. 

You need to carefully think about the best way to answer each question, pick stories that make your skills and achievements shine, and give the interviewer everything they’re looking for. 

That’s right: stories. The “Answer Builder” tool inside Big Interview will help you mine the depths of your memory to find the right stories to tell, and then walk you step-by-step through scripting these stories into a proven format that captivates interviewers. And of course, our training curriculum gives you all the “triggers” and competencies you’ll want to make sure to “check off” in your answers.

Overcome Your Nerves And Deliver Naturally

Sure, you don’t want to be a nervous wreck, but you also don’t want to be a robot! If you don’t practice your answers, you’ll never feel completely satisfied with the interview. 

Careful and thorough practice is the name of the game if you want to fix your body language and catch all those pesky “uh”s and “ummm”s. 

Big Interview Medical will help you practice for any nuanced situation you might face —prepping you for everything from confrontational hiring managers to unpredictable questions (-or even inappropriate ones to sidestep!) You won’t get our years of research and testing by asking a friend (or a mirror) to be your practice buddy.

Overcome Your Nerves And Deliver Naturally

Sure, you don’t want to be a nervous wreck, but you also don’t want to be a robot! If you don’t practice your answers, you’ll never feel completely satisfied with the interview. 

Careful and thorough practice is the name of the game if you want to fix your body language and catch all those pesky “uh”s and “ummm”s. 

Big Interview will help you practice for any nuanced situation you might face —prepping you for everything from confrontational hiring managers to unpredictable questions (-or even inappropriate ones to sidestep!) You won’t get our years of research and testing by asking a friend (or a mirror) to be your practice buddy.

Are you ready to tackle your residency interview the way top achievers do?

Introducing Big Interview Medical

A Proven System for Better Interview Skills.  
Developed by top interview expert Pamela Skillings, Big Interview Medical combines a full lesson curriculum with a powerful practice tool to give you everything you need to succeed.

A Full Training Course + A Powerful Practice Tool

When preparing for a residency or fellowship interview, it’s not enough to just read advice — you need to put that advice into practice! That’s why Big Interview Medical isn’t just a training course.  

Our interview practice software connects with your webcam and lets you practice with our library of thousands of mock interviews tailored to your specific specialty and experience level. Never miss a question again!

Just how good is Big Interview Medical at training you to win?

“I have great news, I MATCHED!. I am so happy.
Just wanted to share the good news with you and also thank you for all the help”
Judy A.

Client with international medical education who did not match in 2 previous cycles.

“I matched!!! My interviews went really well. I felt so much more confident. All were the same questions we prepared. Thanks so much for all the help.”
Nitheesa G.

Client who overcame severe nerves to match with top choice in internal medicine residency programs.

“I wanted to tell you that I matched. Thank you for preparing me for the interview. I think that this was the thing that did it for me. Stay blessed and take care.”

Amina F.

Client with international medical education who did not match previously.

A Sneak-Peek at Exactly What’s Inside Our Elite-Level Training

Full Lesson Curriculum

Get Interview Training Direct From The Expert

3.5 hours of video and written training from Pamela Skillings, from learning Residency Interview Fundamentals, to learning how to close the interview and Ask Smart Questions, our full video curriculum leads you through every step of the interviewing process. Here you’ll learn how to confidently answer even the toughest questions and learn up-to-date strategies you won’t find anywhere else.

Mock Interview Practice Tool

The Most Important Step of Interview Prep

Speciality-specific, difficulty adjusted, and always available. Get a well-rounded view of the type of questions to expect during your interview and practice answering them all. Whether they’re behavioral/competency-based questions or questions specific to your speciality, we’ve got you covered. Practice makes perfect!

Answer Builder

The 4-step Framework for Crafting Perfect Answers

Take your unique background and experience to craft interview answers that “WOW” with this proven 4-step framework. No more reciting stock answers from the internet or “stretching the truth” — use the answer builder to shine as a candidate and tell stories that clearly communicate key competencies to program directors.

Take a look inside the curriculum

Introduction to Curriculum


Lesson 1. Residency Basics


Lesson 2. Best Practices & Common Mistakes

Good preparation is essential, and this lesson will help you identify the best practices for residency and fellowship interview success, as well as how to avoid the most common mistakes that can cause even the strongest applicant to have a weak interview.

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Lesson 3. Most Common Questions

While it’s not possible to predict every question you’ll be asked, there are some questions you are nearly always guaranteed to get in a residency interview. This lesson gives you a general breakdown of what common questions to expect.

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Lesson 4. Tell Me About Yourself (Part 1)

This is the first question in most residency interviews. Part 1 breaks down our proven 3-Step method to crafting the perfect answer to start your interview off strong.

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Lesson 5. Tell Me About Yourself (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 2 of the “Tell Me About Yourself” answer breakdown, we give you some in-depth examples of excellent answers, explain why they work, and offer more guidance on developing your own 3-part answer.

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Lesson 6. Why Your Specialty?

This is an important question, and one you are almost certain to get. In this lesson, we break down what the interviewer is looking for and provide sample answers, complete with our analysis, to guide you in crafting your own answer.

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Lesson 7. Why this Program?

It’s very important to show your enthusiasm for a program so the interviewers know why they should pick you above all the other qualified applicants. This lesson guides you on how to do your research and convey your enthusiasm for every program you have the opportunity to interview for.

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Lesson 8. What Are Your Strengths?

What Are Your Strengths?
The idea of “selling” yourself feels uncomfortable for many, but it is a vital part of the residency interview process. In this lesson, we’ll guide you on how to highlight your strongest qualities in a way that is comfortable, truthful, and authentic.

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Lesson 9. What Are Your Weaknesses? (Part 1 of 2)

Everyone dreads questions about their weaknesses. In Part 1, we’ve laid out an approach that gives you an honest, solid answer without raising any red flags, as well as some guidance on how to choose a weakness to discuss in your interview.

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Lesson 10. What Are Your Weaknesses? (Part 2 of 2)

In part 2 of the “What are your weaknesses?” question breakdown, we give you some excellent example answers to help you outline your own response. We also offer some advice on things to avoid while answering this question.

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Lesson 11. Answering Behavioral Questions (Part 1 of 3)

In Part 1 of 3 of our guide to answering behavioral questions, we give an overview of what behavioral questions are, why they are asked, and our tried-and-true STAR method for developing your answers. Additionally, we will help you choose which of your stories to use to build the strongest answer.

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Lesson 12. Answering Behavioral Questions (Part 2 of 3)

In part 2 of the “answering behavioral questions” breakdown, we go into detail about the types of behavioral questions you can expect.

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Lesson 13. Answering Behavioral Questions (Part 3 of 3)

In part 3 of this series on behavioral questions, we give some example answers to a variety of different behavioral questions and explain why they are strong responses. These examples can be used as inspiration when building your own answers with the STAR format.

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Lesson 14. Personality Questions

Some questions you’ll encounter in the interview process are “get to know you” questions. While there aren’t necessarily any wrong answers, these questions can throw you off guard if you are not prepared for them. This lesson gives you an overview of what to expect and how to prepare.

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Lesson 15. Nonverbal Communication

Your body language and eye contact tell your interviewer a lot about you before you’ve answered a single question. We’ll go over some best practices with you in this lesson to ensure your nonverbal communications skills are supporting your efforts to make the best impression possible.

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Lesson 16. What Questions to Ask

You’ll have many opportunities to ask questions throughout your residency interviews. This lesson will help you prepare questions that show you are capable, intelligent, and an excellent candidate for their program.

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Lesson 17. Addressing Gaps

If you have a gap in your experience since medical school, it can be difficult to address. This lesson gives you an overview on how to answer questions about your gaps and lay to rest any concerns the interviewer may have. We also give some specific advice on addressing gaps that occurred during or before medical school, as well as best practices for answering questions for candidates who are considered “older” applicants.

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Lesson 18. Did Not Previously Match

Failing to match can be deeply disappointing, but our clients have overcome this obstacle to earn a residency spot and build a successful career. In this lesson, we’ll analyze the most common reasons for failing to match to help you identify where you need to improve when re-applying. We also give you a 3-part method for phrasing your reasons for not matching in a positive and constructive way. Not matching is a sensitive topic, but this lesson will help you prepare and answer the question with ease.

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Lesson 19. IMG Candidates (International Medical Graduate)

We give some advice on overall interview and communication skills, including some of the most common challenges and how to approach them. We cover some specific questions and topics that can be particularly difficult for IMGs. We’ll teach you how to discuss the important question of why you are choosing to practice medicine in the US instead of your country of origin, as well as advice on which specific lessons to study to best prepare you for your interviews.

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Covering all major specializations

Anesthesiology
Internal Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Dermatology
Neurological Surgery
Otolaryngology
Psychiatry
Urology
Emergency Medicine
Neurology
Pathology
Radiation – Oncology
Vascular Surgery
Family Medicine
OB:GYN
Pediatrics
Radiology
General Surgery
Ophthalmology

Physical Medicine

Rehabilitation

In these lessons, you’ll learn…

How to avoid common pitfalls with interview answers and use every response to position yourself as a top candidate

Learn the psychology and nuances behind interview questions that most candidates miss — these are what get program directors excited to give you a coveted residency spot.

How to address difficulties in your application, such as gaps, failure to match, or challenges facing International Medical Graduates.

Cutting Edge Interview Training At A Fraction Of The Cost

Instant access to the full 3.5hrs of Video Curriculum, powerful Interview Practice Tool and Question/Answer Library, the Answer Builder, and more – is just $299 for access for the entirety of residency season (2/28/2020).

Private coaching clients pay Pamela Skillings thousands of dollars for her interview training.

With Big Interview Medical, you get access to all the same lessons, insider insights, and practice tools for a fraction of the cost. You’ll see the incredible return on investment once you’ve aced your residency interviews.

Make an important investment in your career and future when you start using Big Interview Medical today.

More importantly, your purchase is backed by our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. We stand behind our training 100%. If you aren’t thrilled with the improvement in your interviewing, just email us and we’ll immediately refund the purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know this will work for me?

We know Big Interview Medical works, because we’ve tested and refined our platform with hundreds of thousands of candidates before you. Their feedback speaks for itself!

In addition to developing Big Interview and Big Interview Medical, Pamela Skillings spent 12 years working in executive level jobs in marketing and human resources for Fortune 500 companies (including Morgan Stanley, MasterCard International, and Citigroup) before launching her coaching and consulting practice in 2005.

Our coaching company also works with corporate and government clients to develop training, retention, communications, and recruiting programs. Clients include Citigroup, American Express, Ernst & Young, the American Management Association, and the City of New York. 

Pamela’s work with corporations keeps her up to date on hiring trends and the employer perspective, which helps inform her coaching work with job seekers and medical residency candidates.

In addition, Pamela serves as an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching courses in their graduate and continuing education programs for HR executives and career coaches.

Her formal training in career counseling and coaching is through New York University and the Professional Association for Resume Writers and Career Coaches.

I’m not sure I’m ready to start using Big Interview Medical yet. Shouldn’t I wait until I have an interview on the calendar first?

You’ll be able to make full use of Big Interview Medical immediately, whether you have an interview on the calendar or not. Not only do we have training modules on everything you’ll need to know, but you’ll also have ample time to practice and perfect your answers with our Practice Tool and Answer Builder. The more time you put in to practice and preparation, the higher your chances of success.

Get Instant Access to Big Interview Medical For Just $299

Start your access pass to Big Interview Medical today and start preparing for your future. Use the Lesson Curriculums, the Interview Practice Tool, the Answer Builder- and watch your upcoming residency interviews transform into exciting opportunities you can confidently seize, instead of anxiety attacks. Guaranteed.
If you don’t see the improvement? Take advantage of our full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. We’re so confident in our training that we’ve taken away all the risk.

Become Our Next Success Story When You Land Your Dream Residency

“Interviews make me really nervous, so I was seriously anxious about even practicing interview questions. But after using Big Interview, it wasn’t as scary a process. Overall I was really well prepared- I was even asked the exact questions I’d practiced!”
Jacqueline E.

“At first, I wasn’t sure Big Interview would be worth my time, but once I got started boy did my feelings change. Being able to spend time practicing answers and understanding how to improve my skills made me much more confident.”
Pauline C.

If you aren’t ready to make an investment in furthering your medical career, in opening up new opportunities, in building towards the life you truly want— that’s fine. We have plenty of incredible free material on our blog for you to read.

But if you’re ready to join the ranks of the top achievers and career superstars that are seizing control and using interviews for their success, instead of crossing their fingers and just hoping for something to work out…

Click the button and join Big Interview Medical today. These are skills that you’ll use for the rest of your career.

In less than 60 seconds, you’ll be taking your first step on the path to your dream medical career.

 

And remember, the entire course is backed by a 100% iron-clad, money-back guarantee.

 

Try the entire course at my risk. I’m confident you’ll see extraordinary results.

P.S. – DON’T walk into another residency interview without at least trying Big Interview Medical and seeing how the training inside changes your approach. You can always make use of the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
 

See you on the inside!

Best,

Pamela Skillings