Virtual radiology residency interviews ‘very successful’, but future processes remain uncertain


Their survey was completed by 31 programs. About 68% of these programs agreed that the virtual interview cycle was “very successful” and 87% said they were able to accurately assess applicants.

Before COVID, only eight of the programs claimed to have had a social media presence. There were 12 additional programs that created Twitter or Instagram accounts to improve their virtual business, however, 87% of those programs said social media did not benefit their interactions with applicants.

The responses from the program managers imply that the cycle of virtual interviews was a success. After all, there are many benefits of conducting interviews virtually, such as reduced costs and travel time for candidates, and the ability to conduct more interviews. But survey results suggest there are still mixed feelings about how to move forward in the future, with more than half (71%) of programs remaining undecided on whether to move forward. they will resume the in-person interviews once it is considered safe.

To that note, the researchers plan to roll out a comparative follow-up survey after the 2021-22 radiology game season ends.

“We postulate that the virtual interviews are a suitable substitution for the in-person model and will persist even after the pandemic is over,” the doctors explained.

You can view the detailed results in Academic radiology.

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