Course curriculum

  • 1

    Let's get Started !

    • Welcome to the Course!

    • Zoom Instructions and connection

    • Group Rules

  • 2

    Session 1: Overview of ERAS application and mentorship programs

    • What you will learn

    • webinar 1 ERAS application


    • Webinar series session 1 recorded session

  • 3

    Session 2: Personal Statement and LORs

    • What you will Learn

    • Match 2022 webinar 2 : Personal statements and letters of Recommendation

    • Resources

    • Webinar Series Session 2 recorded session

  • 4

    Session 3: Building Online Profile and Buddy Assignment

    • What you will learn

    • Don't Forget to Ask: Advice from Residents on What to Ask During the Residency Interview

    • Ask the Experts

    • Mock Interview


    • Webinar series Session 3 recordings part 1

    • Webinar Session 3 recording part 2

  • 5

    Session 4: Virtual Interviewing Skills principles

    • What you will learn

    • frequent_interview_questions



    • Recorded session for webinar 4

  • 6

    Session 5: Mock Interview and Residency Dinner Rehearsal

    • What you will learn

    • Writing Thank you letter

    • Communicating with programs after the interview

    • Questions to practice for Mock interview

    • Breakout room recording

    • Session 5 part 1 recording

    • Session 5 part 2 recording

  • 7

    Session 6: Review and Ranking Residency program

    • What you will learn

    • Ranking Residency programs

    • Road to Residency Made Simple


    • Session 6 recording

  • 8

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next..


Dr.Alaa Elnajjar


My name is Alaa, with pronouns (She/Her/Hers). Founder of Buddies Space (a peer mentorship platform for medical trainees). I am an International physician from Egypt, where I had my first combined psychiatry-neurology training and earned my Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree. I graduated with my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine, currently working as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, affiliated with Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, RI, USA. I love academic psychiatry, being a teacher is part of who I am since high school. My interests evolved during training from Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and impact of immigration on children’s mental wellbeing and their children into using Digital Psychiatry to close the gap between the need for tele-psychiatry services in children and adolescents and the challenges to access technology among underrepresented populations. Website:

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