The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Category: Match Applicants

Virtual Fellowship Interviews Advantages & Disadvantages
by Anne Oesterling, MD

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on critical care education and fellowship recruitment. Adherence to the social distancing guidelines required the Critical Care Fellowship applicants and the fellowship programs to adapt to the world of virtual interviewing for the 2020-2021 recruitment season. Initially, virtual interviewing was envisioned as a temporary solution to the ongoing pandemic with the hope of returning to in-person interviews for the next recruitment season. Unfortunately, virtual interviewing is likely the new norm for critical care fellowship interviewing, given the unrelenting pandemic. Given this new reality, fellowship programs must understand the advantages and disadvantages from an applicant’s perspective for this new era in the fellowship recruiting process.  

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Virtual Fellowship Interviews: An Applicant’s Advice
by Jeremy C. Grate, DO

The COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have required the fellowship programs and the applicants to adapt to the world of virtual interviewing. The virtual interviewing process has undoubtedly been an uncharted path for the vast majority of applicants and the fellowship programs. Here, I provide advice to prospective interviewees and fellowship programs on navigating the world of virtual interviewing as the virtual interviewing format is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

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