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IMG Residency Matching Interview

IMG Interview Preparation and Mock Interview

The ERAS and CaRMS residency interview is one of the most important aspects of your residency admissions process. The ERAS and CaRMS interview is the only opportunity you have to meet with influential faculty in a non-clinical setting to showcase your strengths, interest and skillset.

Similar to medical school interviews, residency interviews can include, Panel Style interviews, MMI interviews and hybrid round-table formats. Unlike medical school interviews, the ERAS and CaRMS interview focuses only on you as a candidate, providing you an opportunity to showcase your skillset in 20-40 minutes.


Knowledge of Canadian and American Healthcare, North American medical systems and experience in these areas is essential. Preparing for the residency interview requires strategic planning and preparation. For many International Medical Graduates, they prepare for 6 months in advance to ensure they deliver a high quality interview if afforded the opportunity. Many IMGs find preparing for the interview challenging as they balance clinical demands, research and personal engagements. Many IMGs are unsure where to begin or what is expect of them in a residency interview, especially if foreign trained.

Our highly skilled American and Canadian medical team at MedApplications™ gives you first-hand experience of knowing exactly what it takes to successfully match to your top residency choice in the United States and Canada. We focus on your clinical experiences, research publications, academic awards, character traits and your overall interest in pursuing your chosen medical specialty.

Creating a mature and comprehensive interview strategy is important to performing confidently and at your best. MedApplications™ uses an evidence-based strategy to teach you how to successfully interview for ERAS or CaRMS, by combining first-hand clinical experience in the specialty of choice with longstanding experience as ERAS and CaRMS admissions committee members.

IMG Residency Matching Interview

Our IMG Interview Preparation Is Intended to Focus On The Following Core Topics:

Review of ERAS and CaRMS Interview Formats

Review of ERAS and CaRMS Personal Letter and CV

Detailed review of Letters of Recommendation

Detailed review of Medical Specialties of Interest

Medical Specialties Covered: General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, Dermatology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurology, Plastic Surgery, Anatomy and Pathology, Family Medicine

What’s Included

Features included with our residency matching:

IMG Residency Interview Strategy Session (1.0 Hours)

IMG Residency Mock Interview (1.5 Hours)

English Proficiency Assessment and Recommendations

MedApplications™ IMG Residency Interview Webinar

MedApplications™ IMG Residency Interview Manual

MedApplications Residency Matching Guarantee*


  • Step 1: Detailed IMG Residency Application Review

    • Comprehensive Review of Medical Student Performance Record
    • Comprehensive Review of Clinical Electives and Evaluations
    • Detailed Review of submitted Residency Application
  • Step 2: IMG Interview Strategy Session (Live with MD)

    • Comprehensive review of Interview Approach for IMGs
    • Learn approach to successfully answering Residency Interview Questions
    • Review approach to high yield MMI and Panel Residency Questions
    • Detailed overview of American and Canadian Healthcare
  • Step 3: IMG Residency Mock Interview (Live with MD)

    • In collaboration with your medical coach, test your skills in a 1.5 Hour Mock Interview with Feedback
    • Rigorous IMG Residency feedback and detailed report
    • Assessment of Interview performance compared to IMG applicant pool
  • Step 4: IMG Residency Interview Debrief (Live with MD)

    • Review details of the ERAS and CaRMS mock interview and strategy session
    • Develop action plan for IMG interview preparation
    • Review key areas of strength and opportunities for improvement
  • Step 5: Strategic Planning

    • Assess need for additional IMG Residency mock interviews
    • Incorporate learned content into Residency Interview performance
    • Review overall approach to ERAS and CaRMS interviews


eras residency match timeline

MedApplications™ specializes in Medical School Applications, Interviews, CASPer® and Residency Matching. Timelines vary from 2-14 business days depending on service or guarantee.

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Our Consultants specialize in your medical school application.

We work with you every step of the way as your personal medical coach. With first-hand experience as practicing medical doctors we know what it takes to achieve success in the medical school admissions process. During application crunch time, we work round the clock to ensure your application is completed to the highest of competitive standards. Find Out More About MedApplications


MedApplications Guarantee


Our Medical Coaches pride ourselves on offering a premium service by leading physicians in medical school preparation. However, if you do not find your consultation useful, or feel that the consultant is not a great fit, you must let your consultant know at the conclusion of your first consultation or review, prior to finishing and we will contact you to arrange another complimentary session or review with a new consultant. See Terms and Conditions


Success Stories

Roxana M

McGill Medicine (MD)

"MedApplications helped me with both my essay preparation which brought me to the big interview and with interview preparation. MedApplication's services provided me with not only an insight of how to tailor an application to bring out the best of my ability but it also gave me the confidence I needed to survive the MMIs.

Jess B

Accepted to UWO Medicine (MD/PhD)

"I enrolled with Med Applications one month before my first interview. I had been preparing for interviews by reading books and discussing questions with friends and family, but I was still nervous and didn’t really know what to expect. I felt so much more comfortable after my session with MedApplications. My instructor was very knowledgeable and catered the session to what I needed work on (as I had both panel and MMI interviews, this was particularly beneficial). It was very useful to cover topics with someone who knew what to expect from an interview and could comment on the quality of my answers. All together the experience was extremely helpful and very reassuring; it significantly calmed my nerves during my interviews. There weren’t any questions I was surprised by in my interviews. I would definitely recommend a session for future students."

K. Y.

O uf T, UBC, McMaster

"I used MedApplications mock interview service because I wanted to practice and receive feedback from a current medical student. I found the mock interview helpful in identifying weaknesses in my answers and improving on them to make them stand out. I would recommend MedApplications to anyone who wants extra preparation to gain confidence for medical school interviews."


U of A

"I went into my first MedApplications session without a clue about what MMI's were or how to prepare for them. After meeting and practising with Eric and Kent, however, I learned all of the tips and skills I needed to ace the interview. They were incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging and their help gave me that extra boost of confidence on interview day. Thanks MedApplications!"

Hana W

University of Ottawa Medicine

“I was accepted at Ottawa which was my ideal school and my only interview. Josh was absolutely wonderful and definitely part of my success! He was very helpful throughout the entire process 🙂


Mother of a High School student for a Pre-Med program

"Hi MedApplications, just to let you know that Isabelle got an offer from University of London St. George’s College. The competition this year was quite challenging. We would like to thank you and Sarah for your contribution to this achievement. Your services are excellent. Please count us among satisfied clients.”

Matthew L.

McMaster University Medicine

"I used the MedApplications seminar and mock interview services before I had my interviews at Queen's and McMaster medical schools, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Their seminars were incredibly helpful in providing information about the interview process and ways to truly emphasize your best qualities in an interview. Their mock interview session was great as well as it gave me an opportunity to practice my interviewing style with a current medical student! If you are looking for a way to prepare for an interview as important as the ones for medical school, I would definitely recommend MedApplications."


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