We know the numbers: the demand for post-graduation residency and fellowships far exceeds the supply. With ASHP generously announcing a free virtual Midyear Meeting this year, there is expected to be even MORE student presence than previous years. Your first reaction may be worry or stress regarding how to navigate this situation, however, there’s one area you can focus on to help reduce that overwhelm: PREPARATION.
Hi, my name is Brooke Griffin and I’m a professor and founder of 21stCenturyPharmD.com. I have mentored hundreds of students throughout my career who have successfully navigated Midyear AND the post-Midyear hustle because of the prep we did in CV writing, cover letter writing, and interview tips. This year, interviews will most likely be held virtually so I’ve developed some key strategies to make this less daunting.
This year I’ve teamed up with CEimpact to give you a one-of-a-kind program that walks you step-by-step through 3 main areas of Midyear prep:
- CV writing
- Cover letter writing
- Virtual interview tips
Here are some key highlights from this series:
- Your CV gets you the interview. This HAS to accurately reflect your experience and education to date. We’re going to cover content, formatting, what to include, and how to organize each section. I review student CVs for many national organizations so I’m aware of the caliber of your colleagues’ CVs.
- Your COVER LETTER tells your story. This is a strategically-written manifesto of WHY you want this position, HOW you are qualified, and WHAT you will bring to the table. We are going to break down each paragraph so you have a very clear idea of what to write in your own words.
- Your VIRTUAL INTERVIEW is a glimpse of what it will be like to work with you. Your mannerisms, background, and personality will ALL be assessed. We are going to talk about how to convey confidence, team spirit, and enthusiasm. Don’t skip this last part of the process! Learn everything you can about this so they will have no reservations about working with you.
The students who put the effort into preparing for this Midyear meeting and application cycle will be the ones who stand apart from their competition.
What are you waiting for? Take the Midyear Prep course!
Brooke Griffin, PharmD, BCACP
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