|About the Book|
In any residency interview you go to there will be social questions and medical questions. The social questions are common in almost all specialties and are posted on our website (find the link at the bottom of this book), however the medicalMoreIn any residency interview you go to there will be social questions and medical questions. The social questions are common in almost all specialties and are posted on our website (find the link at the bottom of this book), however the medical questions are very specific to the specialty you are applying to. In this book we collected all the medical questions asked to surgery residency applicants during the interviews in the past few years. These questions are the basic knowledge you must have to be accepted to this specialty and usually you learn them from your medical school surgery rotations and curriculum.This book is about the medical questions you will be likely asked by the interviewers in surgery residency interviews which are usually the program director, assistant program director, some faculty and the chief residents.We strongly encourage you to study these questions and answers because answering them correctly will:1-Give the program director and faculty a positive impression about you.2-The more correct answers you have, the higher will be your rank in the match algorithm.3-It will give the faculty a good impression about your medical knowledge background and hence will minimize the unnecessary further meticulous search in your profile.4-The chief residents in turn will also recommend you to be ranked high when they do the ranking session with the faculty.5-You will earn confidence in yourself especially when going to further residency interviews.Before starting with the surgery residency medical interview questions and answers let us shed some light on the surgery match statistics:The average scores for AMGs who matched in Surgery in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 227 and 238 repectively.For IMGs who matched in Surgery the average scores in USMLE step 1 and 2 CK are 227 and 232 respectively.About 80% of positions offered in the match go to AMGs and about 20% of positions go to IMGs. About 80% of AMGs who apply do match and about 27% of IMGs who apply do successfuly match, with some extra IMGs also getting positions through the post match SOAP.In most of the interviews you will be asked to present a case or less likely you will be asked to present a case that you felt it is interesting during your medical school surgery rotations or previous career. Case presentation in interviews are typically short and to the point, here is an example:Present a case of diverticulitis!!60 yo lady presented with fever and chills for 1 day. She also had simultaneous onset of non-radiating left abdominal pain. She feels nauseated but didn’t vomit. She denied diarrhea or bleeding per rectum. She denied dysuria or hematuria.PMH: HTNPSH: cataractFamily history: breast cancer in her mom and father is diabetic.Social history: Denies alcohol, smoking and drugs.P/E: Alert and oriented x 3, clear lungs, CVS: S1S2 RRR no murmurs, tender left lower quadrant with mild rebound tenderness. Rectal exam no masses felt and negative hemoccult test.CXR: clearCT scan of the abdomen: Multiple colonic diverticula with one of them in the descending colon thickened enhancing with stranding in the associated fat planes.Treatment: Patient started on Metronidazole and Ciprofloxacin.