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a. As you as you get IVs, it is more important that how you perform @IV instead of how high your score is. Most programs really pay attention to the personality. They want to make they will recruit a team-player, a responsible resident, a easy-going person. So put aside either your concern of your low score or your pride of your high score. Focus on your communications skills and personality.
b. At the IV dinner, do not treat the residents as your friends, because they are not. Do not over-talk but also do not be shy. They like the people who are easy to get along with and work with. Listen well, respond well. Do not interrupt. Ask questions. Show your interest. Do not be aggressive. Do not show your desperation. Do not tell them as long as there is a spot, you will take it because you are so desperated. You can tell your friends that, but do not tell your interviewers.
c. When being asked about fellowship, you can tell them you want fellowship, but this depends on the program. Some community programs want to recruit CMG, because they know CMG are easy to obtain fellowship. They need that to show their programs are not bad and they are proud of their residents entering fellowship.
d. Network, network, network. Try every way to collect info and build connection. Most CMGs want their program to have more CMGs. So they will be happy to share info with you. Do not be shy.
e. Dress professionally and conservatively. Do not dress in white suit or some weird-color suit. I did see one candidate dress in weird color suit and she was denied right away. That does not look professional. This is a conservative profession.