AME Grand Rounds:
Lessons Learned from Video Interviews for Residency Recruitment
Cheryl O’Malley, MD
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education,
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Friday, July 17, 2020
Virtual event held on Zoom - You must register to access to the meeting
(This session will be recorded)
Beginning in 2017, the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Internal Medicine Residency Program instituted comprehensive changes to their recruitment and interview processes which included live video interviews for most applicants. They have experimented with useful tools to make virtual visits effective such as pre-interview supplemental forms to make the interview more personalized, a unique applicant website to learn detailed program information, and live Zoom interviews with flexible scheduling.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
¨ Begin planning for virtual interviews and visits, incorporating the experiences of one program
¨ Understand how materials may be adapted for invited applicants to digitally demonstrate the strengths of the program
¨ Describe the benefits of adding consistency to improve the reliability of ratings and mitigate applicants concerns about virtual interviews
Cheryl O’Malley, MD is a graduate of the UA College of Medicine; she completed her third- and fourth-year clerkships in Phoenix, as well as the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at the Good Samaritan/Phoenix Children’s Hospital program. From 2008 to 2019, she served as the program director for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Internal Medicine Residency Program, a program that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the most innovative in the country. She has been elected to numerous national committees, most recently the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee. On campus, Dr. O’Malley was selected as Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year in 2008 and the White Coat Keynote speaker in 2014 in recognition of her compassionate patient care and ability to motivate learners. She served as chair of the College Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee from 2010-2016 and was appointed assistant dean of the Clinical Curriculum in July 2015. In July 2019, she was named associate dean for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. O’Malley reports no relevant financial relationship and does not intend to reference the off-label or investigative use of commercial products and/or devices.
Continuing Medical Education
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.