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Virtual Interviews in Neurosurgery Resident Selection-A Work in Progress.
Mohanty, Alina; Caldwell, David J; Hadley, Caroline C; Gibson, Alec; Ravanpay, Ali; Patel, Akash J.
  • Mohanty A; Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Caldwell DJ; Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Hadley CC; Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Gibson A; Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Ravanpay A; Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; Puget Sound Veterans Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Patel AJ; Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA. Electronic address: Ak
World Neurosurg ; 155: e412-e417, 2021 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1364511
ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACGME recommended all interviews for the 2021 residency application cycle be held virtually. Because this is major shift from neurosurgical interviews in past years, this study aims to evaluate both applicant and interviewer satisfaction of conducting interviews virtually.

METHODS:

For faculty, an 11-question online survey was sent to 116 United States neurosurgery training programs. A 14-question online survey was sent to 255 neurosurgery applicants. The resulting data were analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively.

RESULTS:

From applicants, 118 responses were received. From faculty, 171 individual responses were received. Thirty-five percent (34.7%) of applicants agreed that they were satisfied with the virtual interview process as a whole. Although 44.5% of faculty disagreed with the statement "I would like to replace in-person interviews with virtual interviews in the future", 57.3% of faculty agreed that they were likely to implement virtual interviews in the future.

CONCLUSIONS:

Some things might be better assessed through in-person interviews, but there are clear benefits to virtual interviews. Future iterations of the interview process, incorporating virtual interviews, might help determine how and in which situations virtual interviews can be utilized in future residency application cycles.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Surveys and Questionnaires / Faculty, Medical / COVID-19 / Internship and Residency / Job Application / Neurosurgery Type of study: Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: World Neurosurg Journal subject: Neurosurgery Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.wneu.2021.08.074

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Surveys and Questionnaires / Faculty, Medical / COVID-19 / Internship and Residency / Job Application / Neurosurgery Type of study: Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: North America Language: English Journal: World Neurosurg Journal subject: Neurosurgery Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.wneu.2021.08.074