Course curriculum

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    Let's get Started !

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    Session 1: Overview of Interview season and mentorship programs

    • What you will learn

    • Match23 1.pptx.pdf


    • new recording 2023

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    Session 2: How to use your Personal Statement and LORs during the interview

    • What you will Learn

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

    • Resources

    • session 2 2022 new

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    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


    • session 3 2022 new

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    Session 4: Back to in-person Interviewing Skills principles & Virtual Potential

    • What you will learn

    • frequent_interview_questions



    • Recorded session for webinar 4

    • session 4 2022 new

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    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 2022 new

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    Session 6: Review and Ranking Residency program

    • What you will learn

    • Ranking Residency programs

    • Road to Residency Made Simple


    • Session 6 recording

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    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:

Ahmed Kolkailah


Dr. Ahmed A. Kolkailah is originally from Cairo, Egypt where he earned his Medical Degree Summa Cum Laude at Ain Shams University. He is a current Chief Medical Resident at Cook County Health in Chicago, IL and a rising Cardiology Fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He did a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School prior to starting his residency training and later completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at Rush University Graduate College.

Ghada Mohamed


Graduate of Ain Shams School of medicine summa cum laude. Former resident at Department of Neurology, Ain Shams University Hospitals. Graduate of Henry Ford Neurology residency and a future Vascular Neurology fellow at Emory University Hospitals. Why did you join Buddies Space? It is a great opportunity to exchange our experiences aboutresidency and the match process especially for IMGs.

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What People Are Saying About This Course

“I appreciate your guidance on how to solve that problem and I would like to register for future workshops related to interviewing skills.”

A.A. ( family medicine residency applicant, Match 2021)

“Thank you for the informative and comprehensive webinar on the personal statement. It helped me become more oriented on how to approach the matter and I finally feel like I can put pen to paper and actually start with the first draft.”

“ L.A. (Pediatric Residency, applicant, Match 2021)

“ I so appreciated your enthusiasm both for child psychiatry and for educating students and trainees who are interested in the field. ”

A.V (Medical student, MD Candidate, Class of 2023)

“After the webinar, I felt like I could pinpoint the moments throughout my life that led me to this path, and I can write about my own personal journey now.”

L.A. (Pediatric Residency, applicant, Match 2021)