34 episodes

Countdown to the MATCH - the official podcast of the Match Gurus is the only podcast dedicated to helping residency applicants shine on interview day.

Dr. Myers Hurt discusses specifics involving the residency Match process and helps dissect common - and uncommon - residency interview questions for #Match2017.

The Myers Hurt Method Podcast Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus

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Countdown to the MATCH - the official podcast of the Match Gurus is the only podcast dedicated to helping residency applicants shine on interview day.

Dr. Myers Hurt discusses specifics involving the residency Match process and helps dissect common - and uncommon - residency interview questions for #Match2017.

    35. The Power of Repeat Word Modifiers in Writing Personal Statements

    35. The Power of Repeat Word Modifiers in Writing Personal Statements

    In this epsiode, 
    Dr. Myers Hurt shares a writing tip for using repeat word modifiers in sentence structures to make writing more impactful, using personal statements as examples. This technique involves repeating a key word in a sentence to emphasize its importance and create a sense of anticipation for the reader. The host attributes the concept to a book by Michael Deegan and offers two examples to illustrate the power of the repeat word modifier.

    For more personal statement tips, visit www.drmyershurt.com
     

    • 1 min
    34. Can Chat GPT or Other AI's write your personal statement for you?

    34. Can Chat GPT or Other AI's write your personal statement for you?

    In this episode, I review my experience using Chat GPT to generate personal statements for radiology and neurosurgery. I share some of the generated content and my thoughts on it, as well as how I plan to use it to structure my own personal statements. While some of the generated content was a bit dry and repetitive, I found it helpful in identifying themes and ideas to include in my own writing. Overall, I think Chat GPT is a powerful tool that can be used to jumpstart the writing process, but it still requires some polishing and personalization. 

    If you are in the middle of writing a personal statement, I highly suggest downloading my free personal statement guide jam packed full of amazing tips for writing personal statements. You can get it free here: www.drmyershurt.com

    You can watch the video with screen sharing on Dr. Myer's Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnbR9hQQt-ZhXU87pU9CH0g
     

    • 11 min
    33. How to use Chat GPT to write your personal statement for you

    33. How to use Chat GPT to write your personal statement for you

    Hey there, it's Dr. Myers Hurt. In this episode, I want to discuss writing prompts and how to approach them.

    Specifically, I'll be using chat GPT to generate answers to some prompts and we'll discuss what we like and don't like about them. I'll also share my thoughts on the importance of writing about yourself and not relying on AI or paying someone else to do it.

    We'll go through a couple of prompts together, including one from Kaiser Permanente on diversity and inclusion. I'll provide some tips on how to approach these prompts and how to show, not tell, in your answers. So, let's dive in and get writing! 


    If you are in the middle of writing a personal statement, I highly suggest donwloading my free personal statement guide jam packed full of amazing tips for writing personal statements. You can get it free here: www.drmyershurt.com

    You can watch the video with screen sharing on Dr. Myer's Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnbR9hQQt-ZhXU87pU9CH0g

    • 14 min
    32. Unlock the Power of Brevity: Six-Word Stories for Personal Statements

    32. Unlock the Power of Brevity: Six-Word Stories for Personal Statements

    Uncovering the power of six-word stories forever altered the way I write and connect with my audience - leaving readers on the edge of their seat, wondering what new twist I would surprise them with next.

    In this episode, you will be able to:

    Master the art of concise writing for high-impact messaging.
    Discover the potential of six-word stories in engaging storytelling.
    Develop captivating job interview stories and application narratives.
    Understand the role of thoughtful word choices and editing in writing success.
    Evoke powerful emotions with concise storytelling techniques.

    The key moments in this episode are:
    00:00:00 - The Power of Brevity in Writing,

    00:01:08 - The Power of Six-Word Stories,

    00:02:14 - The Importance of Imagery in Six-Word Stories,

    00:02:58 - The Value of Choosing Your Words Wisely,

    00:03:41 - Using Six-Word Stories in Communication,

    For more personal statement tips and resources on applying to residency, visit www.drmyershurt.com
     

    • 4 min
    31. Why You Always Need Fresh Material

    31. Why You Always Need Fresh Material

    Hey guys! Whether it comes to writing an essay, a application or a personal statement for residency, 

    You always need fresh material. Don't re-use something you've used before. In this episode I talk about what program directors are REALLY looking for when it comes to any part of a written application. 

    If you are currently writing a personal statement, I suggest you check out my free personal statement tips guide specificaly for medical students applying for residency. Get it free from my website.

    • 2 min
    30. Only Better is Best

    30. Only Better is Best

    Ready for some tips that will actually set you apart in Residency Interviews? 

    We often focus on the wrong thing, test scores, rotations, letters of recommendations etc, and guess what that is what everyone else it putting on their applications too! 

    What we should be putting - is what YOU are best at. 
    In this episode, I go over: 
    How to highlight ONLY what you're best at 
    How to stand out from the crowd in Residency Applications

    And guess what - a lot of this comes through in your personal statement, it is the only way to showcase your true personality and get the attention of Program directors through your application. This is the way to stand out from the crowd. Check out my personal statement course that helps your craft an outsanding personal statement and as helped hundreds of students get their choice in placements. Check it out here. 


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Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Yusi47 ,

OUTSTANDING

Absolutely great advice and content. Straight to the point. Really great help throughout. I have one question: I'm an IGM student. My school writes a very generic chairman letter, that's sent to students to uplad themselves to the ERAS website. the letter has no content at all. Cenrtain IM programs are requiring a chair letter. I have contacted all the ones I'm applying to. Some programs told me it's acceptable to substitute the chair letter with another letter written by someone whom I worked with and knows me well. Others have not responded to me- that's my problem.
Q: Do I send the chair letter anyway to prevent the risk of of the program not even considering my application (if it didn't meet all the requirements)? Or do I send a letter written by someone whom I worked with and who is a director of IM program at the hospital I rotated?

Thank you so much
Please keep the podcasts going it's an amazing resource. Thank you for your contribution!

Yusi

jeterfantwo ,

Excellent info for the match

Very concise and to the point. Excellent advice for all stages of the match. Read his book and highly recommend that as well. This guy knows what he's taking about and is a lot of fun to listen to!

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