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Dr. Kanwar Supreet Jolly
Dr. Kanwar Supreet Jolly
Kingsbrook, Internal Medicine
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“I attended an info session of Mission Residency and knew that I absolutely needed to join it.”
Sara Habib
Sara Habib
Neurology, University of Oklahoma
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Dr B knows exactly what happened at the interviews with each of his students, basically lives through the whole interview day so he exactly knows where a personality like me is prone to make mistakes and we figure out how we can avoid making the same mistakes.”
Ahmed Ali
Ahmed Ali
Marshall
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For as much as I have already invested in time over these very difficult years and spent on books and classes to prepare for Steps, this was definitely one of the best investments. Thank you so much, really.
Dan Liu
Dan Liu
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The seminar is excellent and very worth the money...I would never think about or notice many of these strategies he mentioned if I did not attend this lecture. His lecture covers a wide range of topic, not only IV questions. after the lecture, I feel much confident about my IV.
Frank Kalaba
Frank Kalaba
Med-Peds Resident, Hurley Medical Center
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I urge you to take full advantage of the opportunity IvPrep is giving you before it's too late, because that's just what it is, an OPPORTUNITY and please, please don't make your family wait another year. I wish you only the best as you make this important decision.
Uns Awahab
Uns Awahab
Family Medicine Resident, University of North Dakota-Fargo
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can't thank you enough Dr.Brian for all this ... you made my dream come true when I lost all the hope and confidence
Saranya Dinesan
Saranya Dinesan
Internal Medicine Resident, Charleston Area Medical Center
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One of my seniors (who matched that year), was the one who told me about Dr. Brian. By the time all this happened, it was already September! So, I decided to join the session. To be honest, I did not have time to search for other options then. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I ever made! 🙂
Nirzar Parikh
Nirzar Parikh
Pediatric Resident, Marshfield Clinic
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At the end of the day, Dr. B puts in way too much effort and hours than what we pay for at the beginning of the course.
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2 days ago

Brian Mark
Sir it’s DK. I am really interested in session E. Please if I can get a place in.
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1 week ago

Reminder/Schedule: Match IV Prep Complete, Session D officially begins season-long this week, with Interview Prep Foundation Workshop beginning this weekend!
This will be the last opportunity of the season to fully train before October's application review begins:
Link: missionresidency.com/reviews/
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An applicant pointed out that IMG's were 'Dared to Compare' Match Training Programs by Usmle Sarthi on their website. When we tried, we discovered it's not the easiest task...even with our OWN Mission:Residency site. We built a comparison chart from our research, trying to be as accurate as possible.

We want to get this right and fair for programs included . . . so we're respectfully requesting for leadership @USMLESarthi & any of the other programs on the chart to please let us know IN COMMENTS BELOW if any CORRECTIONS need to be made for your respective training options (we'll reach out to you via email, as well, in case this isn't seen).

For the full, interactive Comparison Chart, visit: missionresidency.com/comparison-chart-for-match-programs/
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6 months ago

I matched and, it still feels like a dream. Going one cycle without matching and completely unsure about my next step, I trusted Mission Residency for the rest of my journey. Honestly, it turned out to be the best decision. I honestly can't express in words how thankful I am to Dr. Brian Mark for his constant support and guidance. From improving my communication skills, helping me regain my confidence to most importantly, making me believe that failures make you badass. Thank you, Dr. B, for believing in me when I didn't, having my back when I was freaking out (which was very often), helping me to make the right decisions and helping me to grow day by day to be a better version of myself. Looking back, I started my journey with mentorship and classmates, and now I am blessed with an amazing Mission family. ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

A special thanks to Mission Residency for helping me live my dream everyday. Best of luck to all this MATCH season. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Hi! I wanted to jot down a quick thanks to Dr Brian and the Mission Residency family for the amazing guidance and the nudges I have received towards the right path which has finally led me to receive that precious email that us IMGs dream of, the one from NRMP saying that we matched. Despite having multiple red flags (lower CK score, a significant gap and an older YOG), I have been accepted into a program today and this is in thanks to Mission residency. Aside from the interview prep and practices, it has been a wonderful network to understand how to gain credible USCE and a group of extremely supportive friends. it has been an inspiring journey and I am truly grateful to Dr B and some of the most closest friends that I have gained through this network. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

All praises to the Almighty, I matched a Internal Medicine residency program.
Before the interview season started I was looking to get some help from someone who is experienced in this field, so for this asked some of my friends and they suggested me to do “Mission Residency”. Initially I thought it was bit expensive but when I started classes with Dr. Brian Mark, I was totally impressed. Yes, it was little expensive but it was worthy. Dr. B is an amazing person, he helped me to prepare for each and every interviews. His guidance, valuable tips and suggestions help me to improve my interview skills. I’m very thankful to him.
Thank you Dr. Brian Mark and Mission Residency family.
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1 years ago

If you ask me why I have joined mission residency---simple answer for guidance. It was a decision which I did not make in haste, I took time almost 1 yr to decide whether to take it or not. I attended his demos in 2018 and also spoke to one his previous student who matched. She suggested me that he will guide me, advise me but it’s up to me how much I use the info he gives and much I practice that will help me in match. After I joined I realize how much important is delivery of the content in the interview. We have stories but we don’t know how to deliver and how to represent in the best way possible in the interview. I would love to tell that in any other training program, nobody asks your personal stories and nobody digs your past to help you in deciding your content for the interview. HE DOES THAT. He will sit and listen to your personal stories and help you in telling them in a way that is presentable. Trust me we IMG need this. We IMG doctors never go for interviews in our country. Our CV does the talking there, here it’s not like that. Dr.Brian sacrifices his personal time to help us reach our goal. He himself will interview us in groups so that we know our flaws. We practice as groups as well to help each other come up with better answers. There are no answers to be mugged up but you are urged to bring up new content in every practice session so you have many stories to tell on the day of your IV to different people. Hope this helps someone in arriving to a decision to join the session ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

I matched!!!! Thank you so much Dr. B for all the help throughout the interview process. The classes and the mocks took away so much stress from the day of the interview and just made everything easier. Thank you again for always being there and always supporting us. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Matched!!!
Finally I made it. Could not have made this far without the help of Mission Residency. Thanks Dr. Brian Mark for your help and support.
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6 months ago

Yay yay i matched!!! Dr.Brian Mark is a great mentor. He devoted many hundred hours to make sure that you are doing great in mock interviews. When i heard about his course. I read reviews and all. Honestly asked so many people. People have mixed reviews. Then i thought of taking his first class and then i was really impressed the way he put so much efforts in interview skills. I started preparing in June. By the time i started interviewing i was so comfortable. He prepares you from pre-iv dinner till the last day of match. His wife Kate Vanessa i am so grateful to her. She helped us in ivs clothes, shoes, hairstyle and even make up. This part is also very important. She is also very very nice helpful person. This course help me to get more confidence during my ivs season and ofcourse in life also. He taught so many techniques which is unique and will be helpful in whole life. Dr. Brian takes the pain of their students. He always go extra miles to prepare a student. Even someone have less ivs. He make sure that they will crack it in one ivs. Honestly i was skeptical before joining and spending money but it is worth more than the money. I highly recommend his course and wish him and his wife good luck and lots of happiness. I am happy to be a part of mission residency. I met so many wonderful friends through Dr.B . Thanks again and good luck to everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

I have matched!!!
Mentorship of Brian Mark helped me a lot to improve interview and communication skills. I would recommend future applicants to attend at least the free session of Mission Residency. 😀
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6 months ago

I have matched to an Internal Medicine program today!

After I did not match in my first cycle, I sought help from Mission Residency and that is the moment I have changed my course towards this journey. Apart from great help in the development of interview preparation skills, it has been a great networking opportunity. I did not match into my second cycle as well but gained friends who helped me all the way to my success in the third cycle this year.

I intend to share my full story some day so that the members of Mission Residency can take advantage by learning my journey.

Finally, I want to thank Dr. Brian whole heartedly for what he is doing to groom future residents. Thank you! Without your help, I would not be in this place today!
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6 months ago

Motivational Podcast Episode to Share: If you or anyone you care for has been having a difficult time not Matching, this is episode on Failing to Match has apparently been helpful for docs I know that have listened (thank you for the messages from docs that it helped 'feel better').

Nothing can take away the pain that someone has to go through over this week. In case you're lucky enough to not know what it feels like, it literally is like watching helplessly while a friend is dealing with death in the family (not as extreme, but the closest comparison I can think of. All you can do is help lift them up when they're ready. Just thought I'd pass it on if you want to listen or share. Hope it helps get them up a little easier:

Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/1aGYjqR2objORjbtosyfdJ?si=PbdSsL4OScWvkaUOCtzVAg

If you use Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mission-residency-podcast-img-therapy-for-match-madness/id1502056145If you're an international/foreign medical graduate suffering from Match- induced insomnia, then take a dose of this podcast, as needed to manage your signs & symptoms. With 11+ years experience specializing in finding the best ways to help IMG's Match, Dr Brian of Mission: Residency will be sharing...
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12 months ago

I am writing this post just to help anyone who is struggling with the decision to join Mission Residency, I know that this is one of the major decisions but as Mission alumni resident I can assure you that once you will make the decision you are never gonna regret it in your life, I was in your shoes a year back, I attended all the free demo classes that Dr B did and got so much motivated to join but still I struggled with the decision as it was big financial investment and now I realized that it was my biggest mistake not to join him on time last year, I am seeing the change and confidence in myself ever since I have joined Dr B classes, one thing i would like to specifically mention about his dedication love and passion he has in what he does, he goes above and beyond to help his students, I really appreciate the way he stays up late nights teaching us, doing mock interviews, analyzing where we made mistakes and answering any questions that we have, I love the way he uses strategies and analogies in answering questions, At the end of the day, although I cannot predict my future I am more confident and organized this year compared to last year and even my own family has seen a change in me during the last few months and I strongly belief that every penny spend is worth it, his teaching will help me not only in my professional but also in my personal life. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

I thought I could go through the application process by myself despite my red flags ( old YOG 2011, multiple attempts on step 1 and step 2, and had gone through Match twice unmatched). English or accent is not my problem. I got personal statements from my med school classmates who are in residency and used them as templates. I attended all the free sessions offered by Dr. Brian Mark because of his useful tips which I used for my previous applications. I wanted to join his full training classes but I thought I couldn't afford it. What is more painful/ expensive than applying to 150 programs in two different application cycle and go unmatched? I wasted the only opportunity I had - one courtesy interview in university-based program. How did I prepare? I prepared by reading The Successful Match 2017, listened to a group of Nigerian doctors who practiced interview questions via a phone conference every Sunday, practiced with my med school classmate- yet that was not enough during my actual interview. Having attended Dr. Brian Mark classes has made me realize all the mistakes I made. He teaches the exact opposite of what I did during the only interview I had in two application cycles. Now I feel better prepared for this application cycle because I have learned the following from his class just to mention a few;
* How to overcome nervousness or nervous ticks and sound confident during interviews.
* How to listen to and answer questions effectively.
* Strategies to control the course of the interview and manipulate the interviewer to your advantage.
* How to increase your likability when interacting with residents, attendings, faculty member and even the janitors.
* How to be vulnerable during an interview to let the interviewer get to know you and become emotionally committed to your future career goals.

The list continues on and on. I would recommend Dr. Brian Mark class to anyone who has no chance of matching into residency (old foreign graduates with unattractive low USMLE scores, multiple attempts) and is willing to work hard, listen to correction, get pushed, get embarrassed yet not give up. If your whole family is depending on your success then this class is for you. If you have more questions about joining Dr. Brain's class, you can call or text me @ +1 4243032602 or send me a DM on Facebook.
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1 years ago

Staying away from my family, I found a new family with mission residency. Not matching last year was devastating for me. It has changed my life in certain ways but the best decision I made after that was to join Dr B’s class. In fact it’s one of the best one ever and totally worth it. I knew about his classes before through my relative and did not join previous year because I thought it was expensive. I realize now it’s totally worth spending every penny. First of all, he is not only a mentor, but he is the best friend every one wants to have. His teaching style is very unique and it is more of a discussion rather than just teaching. He makes everyone in his class get involved and tries to bring out the best in you. He doesn’t just simply teach, he gives you certain examples and proves why it is important to do certain things. He spends a lot of time on his students, gives advice according to your own situation. He stays up for hours after class to answer any questions you may have. Classes and practice session are in a group, but trust me it is helpful as a group rather than having individual attention. He may be tough on you but it’s because to push you beyond your limits and you would be surprised with the transformation you see with yourself. His never teaches memorizing and his strategies are not only for interviewing, they are very helpful in daily life and also in the future as a resident. You feel prepared for every question in the interview and also in life. At the end of the day I am very happy with the decision I made and would recommend mission residency without hesitation to anyone who wants to get MATCHED!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

Yeahhhh, I got PRE-MATCH offer... … ...My hand was shaking while I was signing the paperwork.

The journey to the residency is extremely difficult, filled with pitfalls along the way. One important guide in this journey Is Dr. Brian. Now, here is the story behind HOW the pre-match happened!!! Two months ago, I was feeling like I was left all alone in a desert, not knowing what to do to land a residency! My husband told me about Dr B’s class. Although, at first, I was hesitant to take the class due to cost, but after looking at some online reviews, I decided to join. Next day, the class started, I heard someone (Dr. B) started screaming “Welcomeeeeeeeeeeee... … ...”. I thought he was crazy!!! But, after the class finished, I started thinking OMG! He is not crazy, but I am the person who was stupid and who didn’t know there were so many things to learn. I was the one who didn’t know body language during conversation can change the whole personality and someone can get attention from others. I remembered, after finishing day 3 (there are total 5 days), my husband and I went for a long drive and he asked me “How are you enjoying this drive?”. I used the knowledge of SAFe (Basics of IV class) to answer his question. My husband was super impressed with my answer (Trust me, he is not the easiest guy to please). After being blown away by my answer, he replied that he never thought I could express my feelings about driving like that. I laughed and replied that I just applied my IV strategy. Even all my friends now tell me - “What happened to you? Your talking style changed, you are like a completely NEW person.”

Looking back, I feel like taking classes with Dr. B was the best decision I took, not only for my career but also for my personal life. Dr. B understands the struggle, he lived it himself, and now helps out people like myself. During the sessions, he taught us how to improve listening skills, communication skills, and answering questions with a perfect delivery strategy. Following his guidelines, I now value teamwork above all. I got the best IV practice group who are now also my best buddies. Dr. B also teaches how to tackle phone IV, how to dress for the pre-IV dinner and the Interview day. After the 5th and final day of the sessions, you will feel like you are already ahead of other applicants. Afterwards, with mock IVs, practicing in groups, you will feel more confident each day.

I am very grateful to Dr B. He is the person who made me feel confident before my interviews. He is not only a teacher but also an adviser who can make everything easier during the final journey towards residency. He tells us many times “You are my kids”. It’s true. He treats us like he treats his two daughters. I have seen him not sleeping many nights to work on our Personal statements, and Mock IV’s. In my life I have seen very few people, as dedicated as Dr. B. He is the person who will make you feel like you are ready for the IV game and future Residency life.

Thank you so much Dr B. It is because of you, my journey finished so early during this MATCH season. There is nothing called “Mission Impossible”, it’s only mission ACCOMPLISHED 🤗
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1 years ago

I was initially confused about joining any interview prep courses because I was being told that once you get interviews, you are going to match. After being through, one match cycle with interviews, I realized how wrong that rumor was. To be honest, it took just one session with Dr. Brian Mark that made me decide that I want to do this course. Now, as an IMG, I was worried about the tuition cost, but if you looked at the time, effort and hard work Dr. B put in for every single student, this investment is really worth it. You will see him past 3 AM in the classroom helping us while sacrificing his own family time, working behind the scenes just for us and answering all our questions even if it is in the middle of the night. The training and the guidance we receive in mission classroom from the basics to advance level is informative, fun and focuses on how to be ourselves during the interview by practicing good communication skills (there are no memorized answers whatsoever). The atmosphere in the class is always entertaining, it' s like we are hanging out with a group of friends. Our teammates become our family, we end up knowing each other inside out and helping them with not only interview stuff but literally everything. The lessons we learned in the classroom, is not only limited to the interview season, he is teaching us how to be a good resident for our residency, but most importantly, for our patients. At the end of the day, Dr. Brian Mark go above and beyond for his students, he is best at what he does, and I couldn't have asked for any better guidance than MISSION RESIDENCY. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

All I can say is that I wouldn't be prepared enough for my interviews if I didn't take the mission residency course. Interviews matters and the way you answer questions.
And the greatest thing about Dr. B is that he doesn't make you memorize answers at all, but bring out the best version of yourself. He invests enough time to know the real you and make you think out of the box to be confident and be honest. He would compromise his own family time so he can give you enough attention. You will see him in class till 2-3 am and even afterward sometimes. He stands with you to be there for you until you MATCH. I didn't match last year and he didn't let me give up on myself but instead motivated each day that I can do it. And with his and his wife Kate's support, I did it. The things he teaches you, you get to carry and use it in everyday life and not just for interviews. Be ready to give your best, and make use of every class. Come prepared and you will get to learn even more. Yes, even I felt the course was expensive but it's worth every dollar. It's not just the basic 5 days that matters, its all the practice sessions, mock IVs and getting feedback from your peers, bottom line every session is important. I will definitely recommend mission residency. If you have any questions- please feel free to message me anytime. More than happy to answer any questions. Thank you, Dr. B Brian Mark, for all your support and teachings. Grateful.
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2 years ago

Not Matching last year was one of the greatest pain I’ve ever experienced in my life. It was haunting me for so many months. Then I realized there is something else other than your USMLE steps and US clinical experience. “Your Interview”...which is the final and most important step in pursuing your dream of residency.

My friend told me about Dr. Brian Mark in September. To be honest, that was the first time I got to know that there are Interview preparation classes. She told me to attend the demo class and see how it goes. Once I joined the class I saw a man suddenly screaming from nowhere and welcoming people. When he started teaching all of us about the “SAFe strategy” I understood that if he can teach a group of strangers like this he will do wonders with the people he know better. Immediately after the demo class I told my husband I wanna join Mission Residency because I don’t wanna go through another match. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever taken.

I became the member of the October session. On the first day of 5 day foundation course itself, I understood why I didn’t match last year. Even the minute things matter like the way you look, sit, talk etc..etc...etc...Dr B taught us many strategies that can be used to handle different types of questions asked during interview. He will make use of your thought processes in a way that you can deliver it properly. Those strategies will not only helps you get into your residency but also makes you a good human being. Mission residency is a one big family with a group of awesome friends who are ready to help you at anytime. Proud to be a part of this great team.

Dr B..... I’ve no words to describe him. I’ve never seen such a dedicated and hardworking person in my life.. Teaching is his passion...Sometimes he is like your father, sometimes your good old friend. If you are bad at something...he will make you the best, if are good....he will make you perfect. He will carve you in such a way that you become a good sculpture that can be presented to everyone.

“ I haven’t met him yet...” with that being said I know he is the one person I can trust throughout my journey of life.

Guys....this is your chance... Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity...
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4 years ago

I attended the course with Dr B 2 years ago. Although I applied late in the season, my LOR's were not super, old grade, average scores with the help as Dr B, I managed to match to a categorical program. And as crazy as it may sound the following match I wanted to apply again to a different specialty and I had no clue if that will ever make sense, so I asked for help; you guessed it right; from Dr Brian. Hands down his advice and all his course material got me through that tricky insane situation and got me a PGY2 spot in my desired specialty, Anesthesia. Couldn't be happier.
I really couldn't have done it without your help and I don't think I can ever thank you enough. May all your life be filled with blessings, happiness and miracles.
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2 years ago

Thank you Dr. B for all your support and guidance. I hope this video helps you decide next year's match strategy. Highly recommend Mission Residency classes. All the best everyone. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

Full Name: Tahmina Chowdhury

Your Session Start Month: November, 2018.

Do you wish started earlier or later…and if so, what month? Yes, September.

Specialty: Pediatrics and internal Med.

Course Taken (360+, IV Prep, 1on1): 1 on 1

1)How many Matches have you been through including this current one? 1

2) Is this your First Match Season with Mission Residency/Dr Brian? Yes

3) Was it worth the investment? Why or why not?
In my case it was worth it. Cause I was practicing for interviews before I joined Dr.B’s sessions. I was a very nervous interviewer. After taking his classes,I felt like I was more calm in the interview setting.

4) If you had ONE MINUTE to explain to someone considering this course why he/she should OR should not take IV Prep, what would you say? What should they expect? I took my decision to take his class after seeing his one free session. The minute I saw it, I knew this person can help me with my nervousness about interviews. And it was so true for me. The confidence I got about myself, was really needed and Dr.B has a big role in that. Thank you so much again Dr.B.

5) On a scale of 1-10, how much of the available resources (Live Practice/Mock IV/Pre-IVChecks/Rx Replays) did you actually participate in? (1=none at all, 10= Attended/Participate 100%)
I took his 10n1 course. And yes he gave me time before my every single interview. So I would say 100%.

6) On a scale of 1-10, Would you recommend this course to future docs applying for Residency? (1= No, I Definitely would not recommend it, 10= Yes, I would Definitely recommend it): If anyone there just like me, very nervous and no confidence on getting matched though having a medium profile, but don’t wanna waste one year by not matching also, I would definitely recommend it. So 10.

7) Optional: My Stats 
(fill in whatever you are comfortable sharing), helpful for Docs that will apply with Red Flags:
~ Step 1 Score: 230
~ Step 2CK Score: 222
~ Step 2 CS Total Attempts to Pass: 1st
~ Step 3: not done
~ Months of Teaching Hospital USCE: 2 months only as volunteer.
~ Year of Grad: 2013
~ Published Research: 0
~ Attempts: 0

~ How many Interviews did you have in total? 7
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1 years ago

Full Name: Subbulakshmi Mohan

Your Session Start Month: October

Do you wish started earlier or later…and if so, what month?
Yes, I always feel that. May.

Specialty: Psychiatry


Course Taken (360+, IV Prep, 1on1): IV prep

1) How many Matches have you been through including this current one? 2

2) Is this your First Match Season with Mission Residency/Dr. Brian? Yes it's my first season

3) Was it worth the investment? Why or why not?

Definitely, it's worth it. You have Dr. Brian on your side, he will guide you on the right path.

4) If you had ONE MINUTE to explain to someone considering this course why he/she should OR should not take IV Prep, what would you say? What should they expect?
I joined Mission residency Iv prep in October 2018. Initially, I thought its expensive. But after I attended the demo session, I decided this prep will definitely help me to get into residency. 3 reasons which made me join this are
1. I can be myself during interviews
2. No need to worry about red flags.
3. It took away my inhibitions.
After attending the 5-day class (initial intro class), it gave me a clear idea about my answers, actually, it showed what mistakes I had done in my previous match. I would say, it is worth the money. The more you actively engage with Dr. B and your group mates, the easier it will be to learn the material. In the end, the whole group becomes a part of your family along with Dr.B, it is like each and every member will help you hone your skills and Dr.B is like THE GODFATHER - guiding and correcting everyone.

Finally, I matched. As my husband says" its an investment, we will get it back in the name of residency"

5) On a scale of 1-10, how much of the available resources (Live Practice/Mock IV/Pre-IV Checks/Rx Replays) did you actually participate in? (1=none at all, 10= Attended/Participate 100%)
I participated 90%, I did do all the Rx replays. Mock Ivs, Live practices. you have to be dedicated, your hard work will be paid finally.

6) On a scale of 1-10, Would you recommend this course to future docs applying for Residency? (1= No, I Definitely would not recommend it, 10= Yes, I would Definitely recommend it): It's 10 obviously.

7) Optional: My Stats 
(fill in whatever you are comfortable sharing), helpful for Docs that will apply with Red Flags:

~ Months of Teaching Hospital USCE: 9 months.
~ Year of Grad: 2011
~ Published Research: No
~ Attempts: 0
~ If you have attempts, which Steps/how many times?
~ How many Interviews did you have in total? 5

Go for it guys. You can text me in messenger if you have any doubts/inquiry regarding this.
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1 years ago

Queston: Got Red Flags?
~ A doc with a 198 on the Step 1 (3rd attempt!)
~ Old Graduates with 2002, 2004, 2009 YOG's
~ And two docs with 213's on their Step 1 going for competitive specialties in Anesthesiology or PM&R

What did they have in common in the 2019 Match?

A) They all had Red Flags
B) They all trained with Mission Residency
C) They all Matched
D) All of the Above

Answer? D

Explanation for how we did it: www.MissionResidency.comQueston: Got Red Flags?
~ A doc with a 198 on the Step 1 (3rd attempt!)
~ Old Graduates with 2002, 2004, 2009 YOG's
~ And two docs with 213's on their Step 1 going for competitive specialties in Anesthesiology or PM&R

What did they have in common in the 2019 Match?

A) They all had Red Flags
B) They all trained with Mission Residency
C) They all Matched
D) All of the Above

Answer? D

Explanation for how we did it: www.MissionResidency.com
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4 years ago

A Quick Review of Mission Residency/IV Prep w/Dr. Brian, by Recently Matched Alumni:

Full Name: Uns Alwahab

Your Session Start Month: August 2016

Do you wish started earlier or late, and if so, what month?
I believe I started right on time, July and August worked the best for me

Specialty: Internal and Family Medicine

Course Taken (360+, IV Prep, 1on1): 360+

1) How many Matches have you been through including this current one? 2

2) Is this your First Match Season with Mission Residency/Dr. Brian? Yes

3) If you had ONE MINUTE to explain to someone considering this course why he/she should OR should not take IV Prep, what would you say? What should they expect?
Well, if you are at the point where you are questioning yourself whether you should or should not take this course, then my answer will be YES. I have been in your shoes once, I was so unsure if I should or shouldn’t take it, I had major red flag (old graduate 2006, step 1 failure, and I didn’t match last year with 6 IV offer) I realize this year will be my last chance to get match. I attended one of Dr.Brain free class and trust me, once you hear him talking you will know exactly that what will help you to match . I asked Dr.Brian for help after that, He offered me one on one free consultation, although He is super busy, He spend more than 2 hours listening to me and giving me advices. Of course, I joined the next session and to be honest with you, that’s the best decision I made in my whole life, not only for residency but also to know who I am and What I can do in my life. This course will change you, will make you know who you are and how to reach your goal with confident no matter how hard it will be, you will know how to overcome the obstacles and be HONEST.

4) On a scale of 1-10, how much of the available resources (Live Practice/Mock IV/Pre-IVChecks/Rx Replays) did you participate in? (1=none at all, 10= Attended/Participate 100%). I would love to say 100%, but I will say 95% or more.

5) Was it worth the investment? Why or why not?
Absolutely worth it, no doubt. And the simple realistic proof is I MATCHED after not matching last year and with all my red flag. I wish I didn’t waste last year if I only Knew about Mission residency a year earlier. Don’t waste one more year in your life.

6) Congrats on your Match!!! On a scale of 1-10, how much of a factor did IV Prep play in your successful Match (1=none, I didn’t use ANY of the Training, 10= A LOT, it’s the main reason I Matched): 9

7) My Stats
~ Step 1 Score: 231 (2nd attempt)
~ Step 2CK Score: 232 (1st attempt)
~ Step 2 CS: Pass (1st attempt)
~ Step 3 - no
~ Months of USCE – 10 plus my 4 years working in medical field
~ Year of Grad: 2006
~ Published Research: 3
~ How many Interviews did you have in total? 4
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Interview Matters!

I decided to join Mission Residency while I was preparing for my CS exam. I realized that I need to compare myself with other candidates, I need to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone and most importantly I needed some true friends and a Good Mentor. This was the reason I joined this course. I have no regrets. It was one of the few right decisions I made during this journey.

I got some wonderful friends here in Session C classroom, who helped me a lot in obtainng USCE. Most importantly I followed the guidelines Dr.Brian Mark gave to me regarding how to build my CV, how to write my PS and everything. It worked. It was my first cycle, I had only one meaningful IV with the grace of Almighty Allah I matched!!!!!!

I am thankful to Dr.Brian Mark for lots of reasons, most importantly I am thankful to him for believing in me. Trust me there are lots of people who will make you feel you are not worth for this journey. But you are, no matter what are your credentials.

Now comes the most important thing INTERVIEW! As I said It matters, I cant stress it enough. I atteded most of his classes, I practiced with my classmates, I watched rx replays I used to write those down whenever I found something important. I went through my notes again and again. I prepared for my one IV like another USMLE Exam.

I was watching a TED lecture by a surgeon where he mentioned even the most brilliant athlet need a coach. I am not brilliant, I am an average person who has come this far with my hardwork. I needed a coach like Dr. Brian Mark.
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2 years ago

Fun Fact: We have a 100% Match Rate over the last 5 seasons for our IMG docs with IV's in their 1st choice of Anesthesiology. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

I Matched,
Thank you very much, Dr. Brian Mark and all mission residency team,
Everyone has played a big role in my journey.
I will always remain thankful to you.
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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Our Mission '19 Alums
Matched into: Medicine.
Surgery. Anesthesiology. Pediatrics. Neurology. Family Medicine. Psychiatry.
PM&R.
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2 years ago

Matched
Still remember last year this time working out the game plan for the 6 months leading to September. From helping constructing our personal statements or polishing our interview skills or just motivating us when we were down, Dr. Brian and my batch-mates have been a great support. Will always be grateful.
Low scores √
Multiple match cycles√ (2nd with Dr.😎
No contacts at the beginning of the journey√
Poor interview skills√
happy to answer any questions regarding the class!!!
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2 years ago

Dr. B, I have matched.
I want to take the opportunity to thank you. You are a wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. It would be impossible to count all the ways that you have helped me in my career. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your time and support.
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2 years ago

MATCHED

Thanks Dr.B
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2 years ago

Edit: I matched!!

I have been through the match more than once. I had interviews, yet I could not match. Every now and then I used to attend Dr Brian's demo sessions and every session I attended, I realized my mistakes and tried to work over them on my own...though failed again. Then, I realized, even though you learned the strategy to answer an interview question, actually applying that to your answer is totally different and you definitely need feedback from the person who is teaching you the strategy. It is just like...If you see a cooking video, it looks easy, but when you actually get to cooking it yourself, it may or may not turn out so well and a feedback is necessary.

I am simply going to answer some common questions, that I had before joining the course, here:

-Why this preparation course?
Well, I was the type of person who was always hesitant to talk to new people, socializing and building relationships, which is why I was always perceived as an introvert and no one approached me for anything. Dr B taught me to start smiling! This is something missing in a lot of us and we do not even realize it. He taught me how to organize what ever I say and how to get along with others just by listening to them. This course is not just for interview preparation but you will also get to learn socializing, networking, and being better at communicating with colleagues and patients.

-What do they teach?
One word....honesty! He teaches you to be yourself. Whatever you learn to talk about on interviews, are stories from your own life. We gather every week (these days almost every night) and brainstorm on our stories from childhood and then think of ways we can use them for our answers. The best part...I am now so comfortable in answering any interview question because basically I am just being myself.

-I cannot afford it, what now?
I hesitated at first too, but when I didn't match, I realized I lost more money than paying for this course. To look at it this way, the course fee is equal to just one month's salary when you get into residency.

-A lot of my friends matched without help, why do I need it?
My friends matched without taking any course, having only 1 or 2 interviews. I didn't match even after attending 9 interviews in total. We need only one interview to match, provided the interview goes well. I would just say that yes, luck works, but we cannot predict what our interviews are gonna be like but we can just be prepared for the worst.

-I don't think I need the course because I know a lot of residents and physicians who can help me with interview practice because they are "experienced".
This is exactly what I thought when I was applying for the match, and then I realized, the "experienced" people can only help you with what worked out for them in one shot. Dr B knows exactly what happened at the interviews with each of his students, basically lives through the whole interview day so he exactly knows where a personality like me is prone to make mistakes and we figure out how we can avoid making the same mistakes.

I hope my review helps future students, I cannot predict my future, but I definitely feel more way more confident this year and I know for sure it would work out for me.
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*Match Week 2019: Event/Classroom Schedule*
For More Details on Each Event & To Attend/request seat, visit:* www.missionresidency.com/upcoming-events

"What IF? Preparing For Match Week, SOAP & Beyond"
When: Sunday, March 10th, 10pm-11am EST
Who: For All IMG Applicants participating in the upcoming Match Week

~ MATCH MONDAY!!! LIVE "I MATCHED" ANNOUNCEMENTS w/Dr B
When: Monday, March 11th, 11am-2pm EST
Who: Mission Residency students/ALUMNI ONLY

~ Live Info/Demo Session, Mission:Residency Match Prep 2019-20 Season w/Dr B
When: Tuesday, March 12th, 9pm-12am EST
Who: For All IMG Applicants That Plan on Preparing to Apply for the 2019-20 Match Season

~ MATCH DAY! Alumni Live: “Where I Matched Annoucenments!" w/DrBWhen: F
When: Friday, March 11th, 11am-2pm EST
Who: Mission Residency students/ALUMNI ONLY

Got Questions: Email [email protected]
or Visit www.MissionResidency.com

**All Events Take Place online in the Mission Residency Interactive Classroom
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2 years ago

To help with your decision-making, here are some NEGATIVE reviews posted by anonymous posters on USMLEForum (if you find any more that you would like addressed, please feel free to post screenshot or link in comments for ALL TO SEE).
All former & current alumni are welcome to comment disagreeing or agreeing with these comments - we just ask that you mention your name & session/year attended.
Here are the direct links to those posts: www.usmleforum.com/files/forum/2016/4/823743.php, www.usmleforum.com/files/forum/2018/4/855433.php
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2 years ago

I need to retake Step1 (passed in 2004 but expired by Ecfmg rules). And step 2ck (failed 4times). Exhausted. I can’t even imagine going to the computer and getting the courage to open up my test scores. How do I regain confidence, momentum,? ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

I recently saw a post from someone that stated that Dr Brian doesn't do Follow-ups or Mock Interviews. This is the Session Log for the time he's spent mock iv'ing, advising, practicing, teaching his students in the online classroom since we had our 2nd daughter in August. (not even including the time in session from April-June). FACTS & EVIDENCE MATTER. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 years ago

Matched at University of North Dakota Family Medicine ... being trained to keep conversation and talk one on one for 3 hours in pre IV dinner and then another 45 mint IV each with 3 faculty next day with lunch for 2 hours ... Guess what!!! I matched there after all. All the credit goes to Brian Mark for give me the training and believing in me and of course to my wonderful session D classmate. can't thank you enough Dr.Brian for all this ... you made my dream come true when I lost all the hope and confidence ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

I met my friend 2 months ago and, he only told me about Dr. Brian Mark. I attended his demo class and that’s when I decided Yes I can match this year.

Because he is not going to give you direct answers. He is not asking you to tell which is not true, he is not saying you to behave like someone else.

YES, HE IS ASKING you to do your interview, with your content and with your behavior. That means BE YOURSELF. But he will correct the way you say it. The way you deliver matters a lot in interviews.

Regarding his class. It's not a one-way class, it's different. you won't get bored at any cost. You will get a ton of ideas. If you really dedicate yourself as for how you spent your time preparing USMLE and USCE. You will reach your destination soon.

I joined the session in October, but Now I am one among the great family. They are really true friends, they all will help you to get your answers.

Go, guys. Join here. Don’t spend too much money on your next match.
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So I got done with all my exams and I thought, “ alright now I just have to buy a suit and go for the interview and that's it, I’m in! ” Needless to say, that wasn’t a smart thought. As the days passed, I realized 100s of people will be interviewing for those limited spots, so how do I make myself stand out, how do I increase my chances of matching? What are the PDs looking for in a candidate? I researched on forums, google and everything one, can do in their capacity, but not only did I end up wasting time but I also felt lost in the middle of nowhere. The feeling you get when you first arrive at a new place on your own and not knowing anyone, trying to figure out everything...that is exactly what I felt.
At this point I knew I needed to have a strategic plan and be smart if I wanted that one residency spot. I had been on Dr. Brian’s page since the days I was preparing for usmle exams and like some of the students, I was hesitant because I wasn’t sure if investing the money was the right move. But in my life, if I have ever made the right decision, then it was this one to join Dr. Brian. I got much mucchh more than I had expected. I still remember 4 days into the course, thinking why the he** I didn’t join it earlier? But it wasn’t late because Dr. Brian makes sure to give all the batches equal attention and makes sure everyone reaches their maximum potential. I have seen him go through sleepless nights just to work hard with all of us when he had to take care of so many other things in his life.
If I had to say it in one line, I would say “Dr. Brian filled the crevices in the road towards my residency spot ” Can you imagine being just one foot away from ur dream residency and falling in those crevices ????
Make the right and smart decision.
This indeed was the best decision I could have taken in my life.
Thank you so much, Dr. Brian.
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And I Matched!!! 😀😀😀

One thing I never had to do in my life, until last year, was face an Interview! I had absolutely no clue how that’s done. I googled, I spoke to my seniors, I randomly made calls to IV prep programs. One of my seniors (who matched that year), was the one who told me about Dr. Brian. By the time all this happened, it was already September! So, I decided to join the session. To be honest, I did not have time to search for other options then. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I ever made! 🙂
The 5-day session, where he introduces you to the basics of interviewing and how to approach the questions, is just the beginning. Do not underestimate the importance of practice with your session mates and your active participation in the classroom. It is completely user dependent! He is definitely going to push, but how far you run is completely up to you!
More than anything, he reminds you to listen, communicate, recognize the questions and speak with confidence or in short, be the best version of yourself. Let me make myself clear, don’t even think of memorizing answers! He won’t let you do that! It is all about approaching the questions the right way. Like a GPS, taking the right path to your destination! I am not going to lie, it is not easy. It requires a lot of effort, team work, some sleepless nights, but Isn’t it exactly what you are going to be doing during your residency?
Now, about the cost! Trust me when I say, it is worth every penny. The lessons you learn here are useful for life and not just residency interviews. In fact, guess what! My brother (who is a final year engineering student) just got a job last month using the same stuff he taught us!
Even when some of us failed to match last year, he was there guiding us, motivating us to work even harder! One thing I can definitely tell you is that he is going to be with you every step of the way, until you match! (and even after, from what I’ve seen!)

“You either get bitter or you get better. It's that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” – Josh Shipp
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2 years ago

Where should I begin? Hmmm. Well, I was completely confused in August (last year), as for how should I prepare for interview season. There are so many books out there and different courses offered.
One of my friends who is a mission residency alumni recommended that I should take this training. I was really reluctant as, to be honest, it's expensive especially when you just finish all your exams and are saving for the application process.
I can clearly remember I asked my friend, “Is mission residency worth the amount we are spending?” He said, “Trust me, its completely worth it.”
I took his word and enrolled for September batch. I think it was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I wish I joined mission residency earlier.
I have never met a teacher like Dr. B who is so dedicated towards his students, ready to help day and night, sacrificing his own health and his time with his wife and daughters (2-year-old and a newborn) to bring the best out of us so that we all match. His sincerity, dedication, and motivation make you give in your 100% so that you make use of every opportunity he offers to learn and grow.
He doesn’t make you memorize answers, he just teaches you to be the best version of yourself. The 5-day foundation is very important (its like basics of medicine) which prepare you for practices and mock IV’s. I felt every class is important even attending other sessions as everyone has something to teach and for you to learn.
The practice sessions with your classmates are very important part of the IV prep as practicing with different unique personalities you get to give and accept constructive criticism. Don’t miss any session until its something very important and be ready to give in 100%. Concluding my review, Dr. B is awesome and he brings in so much energy and enthusiasm in every class that makes you give in your best.
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The one thing that medical schools across the world don't teach is "Communication."
By helping us better our interview skills for residency interviews, Dr.B teaches us how to interact with patients/our colleagues/family members and all people in general.
He never asks us to memorize content. All he does is teaches us how to deliver everything that we have so that we are more confident in our interviews.

Over the last 1 year, Dr.B and my mission residency friends have been an important support system. We have laughed together, shared our frustrations and cried together but more importantly, continued battling in this journey for getting residency.

Apart from making us practice endlessly, Dr.B also addresses our red flags and helps us make strategies to counter them thus making our CV's stronger.

People tend to relax after completing their usmle steps but cracking interviews is way harder than all our steps combined. The only reason I have been relaxed before entering the PD's office is PRACTICE with Dr.B and my mission residency friends.

At the end of the day, Dr. B puts in way too much effort and hours than what we pay for at the beginning of the course.
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A Quick Review of Mission Residency/IV Prep w/DrBrian, by Recently Matched Alumni:
Full Name: Kanwar Supreet Jolly
Your Session Start Month: September 2016
Do you wish started earlier or later…and if so, what month?: June- July Session. I feel if I had joined earlier I might have had a stronger SOP and maybe learnt other strategies that help in getting more Interviews.
Name of Program you Match Into: Internal Medicine, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical center, Brooklyn, New York
Course Taken (360+, IV Prep, 1on1): IV Prep
1) How many Matches have you been through including this current one? 1
2) Is this your First Match Season with Mission Residency/Dr Brian? 1st
3) If you had ONE MINUTE to explain to someone considering this course why he/she should OR should not take IV Prep, what would you say? What should they expect?
Interviews are the final and most crucial part of the residency application journey. I wanted to be as prepared as I could be for them. I had a couple of red flags (Old grad year and gap in clinical practice for a few years) and while I was confident that I was ready for residency now I was not sure if I could convince the programs about this. A friend recommended this course to me saying that D. B doesn’t just prep you for interviews, but provides you skills that will help you throughout your residency and beyond(I now know she was right). I attended an info session of Mission Residency and knew that I absolutely needed to join it. At Mission Residency, you will be learning interviewing skills, have regular and thorough practice sessions with Dr. B, classmates who practice with you and are your sounding board,and get to network with the alumni of this course who are now residents and fellows.
I know, the course fee seems high, but the amount of training(in terms of group and one on one on sessions), guidance( you will have a million questions during the interview season and it helps to have an expert to guide you) and resources you get from Dr. B makes it worth every penny. I recommend it to everyone, fresh graduates who want to get in to their top choice program or speciality, and graduates who have red flags, including old graduates who need to be very strategic so as to not waste any opportunity (interview) that they get.
4) On a scale of 1-10, how much of the available resources (Live Practice/Mock IV/Pre-IVChecks/Rx Replays) did you actually participate in? (1=none at all, 10= Attended/Participate 100%) 9
5) Was it worth the investment? Why or why not? Absolutely worth the investment! With my old grad year I Knew my chances were very slim and that this might be my fist and only attempt at applying for residency. I did not want to regret not having tried my best. I had only 3 interviews I am certain that it is due to the training with Dr. B that I matched.
6) On a scale of 1-10, Would you recommend this course to future docs applying for Residency? (1= No, I Definitely would not recommend it, 10= Yes, I would Definitely recommend it) 10 all the way!!
7) Optional: My Stats
(fill in whatever you are comfortable sharing), helpful for Docs that will apply with Red Flags:
~ Step 1 Score: 219
~ Step 2CK Score: 240
~ Step 2 CS Total Attempts to Pass: 1
~ Step 3 N/A
~ Months of USCE: 18 months of Observership at a Primary care clinic and 4 Months of Externship( which included both outpatient and inpatient exposure at a teaching hospital)
~ Year of Grad: 2005
~ Published Research: 1 article submitted for publication, 2 conference presentations. I have an MPH and have worked in public and non profit sector doing both qualitative and quantitative research.
~ Attempts : 1
~ How many Interviews did you have in total? 3
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*How one of our Matched Alumni lost $565,198.00 BEFORE investing in Mission Residency*

During a recent Panel Discussion/Info Session, one of our alumni said something that blew my mind. Thanks to Kate Vanessa for putting together the slide below*

#1 Hesitation Before Training with Mission:Residency, According to Our Reviews: COST.

#1 Reason doctors end up finally deciding to join Mission: They've Failed to Match on their own.

(Sidenote: *Our training doesn't guarantee a Match just because someone made the financial investment.
Our Match Rate is high thanks to our alumni that genuinely invest their effort into taking advantage of sessions, mock interviews, & reviewing Rx Replays throughout the season)
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Hey Everyone! This the first time I am applying and my biggest fear is... Not Matching.

When I first saw Dr. Brian's YouTube Video of "Happy" where everyone says "YAAAYY Dr. B!! I MATCHED! :)" That Feeling is what I want to have in March, that feeling is what drives me everyday, that video is where it all started. Looking back, many people asked me, "Why do you want to spend so much when you don't know if you will have an Interview?? Don't think so much!"

I know exactly why I joined because, 1) Yes... I didn't believe in myself. 2) Because I knew there is nothing called, "Being overprepared." 3) Because, there is a mentor like Dr. Brian(A REAL PERSON! Lol!) who is willing to understand me as an induvidual, not as a candidate. Today I can say, I am not afraid to BE MYSELF in the Interviews that are coming up. I DONT CARE what they think, I care about doing MY BEST, about using every little thing that Dr. B taught our family of IV prep to do. He has become a Mentor for Life! His family has become my Friends for Life! This is definitely the best decision I have ever made! Trust me when I say that all of us who post on this page are NOT advertising, but sharing our real time experience with him. So I suggest you seriously consider it. Dr. B will be there to guide you. He will bring out the best of yourself that you didn't even know about yourself. BUT, you have to work hard. YOU have to practice. It's not about 5 days, it's about what you do with what you have.

Bottomline: "I once was lost.... But now I'm found. Was Blind, but now I see."

Watch this again till you can imagine it yourself!
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Curious about how we've trained our doctors to Match over the years? This 2-minute video walks you through the key ingredients to your Match Success! www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6BdfkG5FPM ... See MoreSee Less

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*Video* Curious about why our alumni rock the Match & are lucky enough to beat other candidates with much stronger CV's?
Check out our our ~2 minute explainer to see how we make the most out of every second of your Residency Interviews!

Luck = When Preparation Meets Opportunity

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*Question About 'OLD Graduates' & Chances to Match*

One of the most popular questions we get when a doctor is asking if it's worth applying is, "I'm an old grad, can I Match?".

The simple answer? YES! In the last few years alone, we've had docs successfully MATCH that graduated in 1992, 1996, 1998, and bunch in the early 2000s! Which specialties? IM, FM, Pediatrics, Psych & OB-GYN.

But don't take my word for it. You can ask them yourself...I'll tag a few of those alumni & while they're likely busy, maybe we'll get lucky and they have a moment to to share suggestions/advice they can offer about how they Matched & answer any questions you may have.

Dhaval Swaminarayan, Hardeep Msj, Bhavna Singla, Marwa Saleem, Radha Yerneni, Nilar Soe, Kanwar Supreet Jolly, Nusrat Shimla, Amani Elghafri, Tushar Trivedi, Anissa Rahman, Noorain Mazhar, Sally Dawood, Lakshmi Leishangthem . . . .
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3 years ago

*Our Recently Matched Mission Alumni Docs*
I know where most of you Matched already...but there are a few I just need to confirm.
I'm working on linking you up with any of our current alumni residents/former residents at your new program AND putting together the upcoming Resident Panel Session that'll help prep you for your first year.
Can the following docs please confirm name of program & specialty when you get a chance in comments? (or if any classmates can confirm, too. Thanks! 🙂

Marwa Saleem
Sharon Sanghera
Xiang Le Ng
@Sabeh Syed
Sameeta Vikram Athwani
Priya Rimal
Sharika Menon
Bhargavi Ratakonda
Kalpana K Puri
Mansura Jahan
Kirti Charde
Hardeep Msj
Xianying Liu
Fareha Mir
Deepa Reddy
Urvish Pasrija
Huma Khan
Shweta Karve
Jas Sangha
Chalapathi Rao
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FULL NAME:
Vijayram Malladi

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
India

Q: 1st CHOICE SPECIALTY:
Internal Medicine

Q: Please enter your Session Group Letter:
D

Q: Please enter your Session Start Date (month, day, year):
Date / Time 08/11/2017

Q: In case someone doesn't have time to read the entire review, what would you say, in a few sentences, to Docs considering/hesitating to do 'IV PREP w/ Dr. Brian'?
it definitely helps in your interview and you will lot more confident with this prep.

Q: How did you hear about 'IV PREP w/Dr. Brian'?
Google Search

Q: From A Doctors/Alumni that took the course (Pleass list names of your friends that took course & recommended:
Pratap Tetali

Q: What concerns made you hesitate to enroll for training with Dr Brian/Mission:Residency? (You may check MULTIPLE boxes if necessary)
I had NO CONCERNS about joining because my concerns were addressed by a previous alumni that took the course

Q: If you clicked ANY of the concerns in Question 8, now after having taken the course, what would you say to other doctors considering the training that have similar concerns?
I want to say one thing is for sure, you will be a better candidate for the interview with this skills rather than not taking this course.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to Be HONEST in your Interviews?
yes , its more like he provides the strategies which can used not only in interviews but in every walk of life, be it a conversation at a coffee shop or to a meeting at your workplace or hospital , which will definitely help you in shaping a better personality.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to memorize answers?
NO, he DOES NOT teach memorization.
Please elaborate on your answer above::
its not about memorisation its about the way you deliver the content

Q: With all your classmates learning the same strategies & techniques from the same teacher, did that mean you ended up all giving the same answers? Please explain:
nope as i mentioned above its about the delivery and the content definitely varies from person to person, as each person is different and they talk about their own experiences

Q: Please tell us, briefly, why did you ultimately decide to join 'IV PREP'?
to improve my overall delivery and my approach towards the interview, to know what it means to do a interview properly

Q: Please share a specific and detailed review of the "Training Experience" during your time in 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This is meant to help docs considering training to get a feel for what the entire course experience is like (from logging into your 5-Day Foundation for the first time, to what practices were like, etc)
Training experience- 5-day foundation is a solid foundation part where you get entire content and all the delivery strategies,
practice sessions - real deal, they help you
practice sessions with DR B- a sincere exposure to the interview prior to your interview
practice sessions with Fellow mates- helps you to prepare well for the Dr B sessions

Q: AFTER the FOUNDATION (5-Day) Live Lectures at the beginning of the course, how helpful were the follow-up Mock Interview/Practice Sessions with Dr. Brian (i.e., Official Scheduled Pracitices & Pre-IV Check-ups)? 1= Not Very 5=Extremely Helpful
Extremely Helpful

Q: How did Mock IV's Play a Role in your Growth/Training?:
they help the most in applying different strategies and the pre iv check ups help a lot in the program answers personalizing to your interview.

Q: How would you describe Dr. B's Teaching Style? Did you enjoy his teaching style? Or not? Did you find his teaching style effective? Is there something that you feel he can work on for the future?
yes I like his teaching style, he does his best to teach different strategies , he spends lot of time and makes sure you fully understand how to apply the strategies, sometimes the sessions go way into the night till 3 am.

Q: Please describe (to your level of comfort) your journey in medicine and the Match prior to joining 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This may be helpful for doctors that may share similar journeys.
tough journey over the last 5 years, tried my best to acquire as much clinical and research experience as possible.

Q: Are you taking this course AFTER you had already failed to MATCH in a previous year?
Q: If 'Yes,' please specify how many times (including the current/most recent Match) you previously applied for the Match?:
4

Q: If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, do you feel taking this course in previous year(s) would have made a significant difference in your Match Outcome? If so, HOW?
yes, in the same way I am thinking how it will make this time

Q: Do you wish that you would have started 'IV PREP' at an earlier session/date?
Yes, I wish I enrolled earlier to give me more time to practice and prepare.
If you would like to elaborate for either answer, please do so here...:
yes , the earlier is always better , it gives you more time to practice and also it gives more time for Dr B to understand you bettter which inturn helps you.

Q: How many stars would you give your IV-PREP TRAINING EXPERIENCE? 1=not satisfied 5=very satisfied
S 5

Q: Did you take advantage of scheduled Official Session Practices with Dr. Brian?
Absolutely! Those practices with my Session mates and Dr. Brian were invaluable to me and made me as prepared as I can be for my interviews.
If you would like to elaborate on any of the above, please do so here...:
please make sure you attend them

Q: Did you watch the prescribed Rx Replays that are always available at your request?
Yes, I watched as many as I wanted to supplement my practices
If you would like to elaborate on either of the above, please do so here...:
please make sure you see them

Q: In between Official Practices, did you practice with your Session Mates?
Yes, I loved practicing with my Session Mates and found their input and support invaluable throughout this journey
If you would like to elaborate on any of the above, please do so here...:
you should practice more not only with your session mates but also other session members for the better perspective

Q: Describe your most Memorable Moment/Memory during your season training with Mission:Residency, Dr Brian, and/or your classmates?
many moments where you get a feeling that you all are belonging to a great group under a teacher who is really trying to help you

Q: If there is a message you'd like to share with Dr Brian after your training, what would it be?
keep doing what you are doing , its helping a lot of students

Q: If there are questions you feel we should've asked you during this Review Questionnaire, please type them below (with your answer, of course).
Respondent skipped this question

Q: Would it be ok if a student inquiring about Mission:Residency/IV Prep contact you directly via email, Facebook messenger and/or text/phone? (we would only refer maximum of 3-5 students to each of our past alumni) . . .. Check ALL that apply below
Yes, via Facebook Messenger, they can add me as a friend (I'll type my name as it appears on Facebook below)
My Facebook name/id or contact email::
Vijayram Reddy Malladi
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I Matched.

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I matched.
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I matched! Thank you Dr. B and team for all your support and guidance. it was not possible without you all. 😊🤗
Special thanks to my group Shiv bet ryKiran ChadhaaManjusha BandreddyyNirzar ParikhhUsha RaviiKirti ChardeeGustavo Avila AmattDivya NaiduuDeepa Reddyyeddy. you were there to encourage me during my tough time.
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Matched!!!!
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FULL NAME:
Anusha

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
India

Q: 1st CHOICE SPECIALTY:
A: Internal Medicine

Q: Please enter your Session Group Letter:
A: G

Q: Please enter your Session Start Date (month, day, year):
A: Date / Time 10/21/2017

Q: In case someone doesn't have time to read the entire review, what would you say, in a few sentences, to Docs considering/hesitating to do 'IV PREP w/ Dr. Brian'?
A: I advise to take the course and be proactive.
Dr. B helps us in every way he can. He and Kate help us in many aspects of course interview skills, but most importantly how to talk and body language and dressing, tips to write emails and when to write them.

Q: How did you hear about 'IV PREP w/Dr. Brian'?
A: Friend that did NOT take the Course
From A Doctors/Alumni that took the course (Pleass list names of your friends that took course & recommended:
From doctors who took the course Megha.

Q: What concerns made you hesitate to enroll for training with Dr Brian/Mission:Residency? (You may check MULTIPLE boxes if necessary)
A: I had NO CONCERNS about joining because my concerns were addressed by a previous alumni that took the course

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to Be HONEST in your Interviews?
A: yes

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to memorize answers?
A: NO, he DOES NOT teach memorization.

Q: With all your classmates learning the same strategies & techniques from the same teacher, did that mean you ended up all giving the same answers? Please explain:
A: I believe that one can take a horse to the pool but can't make it drink, Dr. B will help us in every way he can but at the end of the day, it depends on how proactive you are. how much you practice with your friends and how many sessions you attend to learn new things and how patiently you wait for your turn to ask questions and clarify them. Of course, everyone is different based on their previous skills and the effort they put in.

Q: Please tell us, briefly, why did you ultimately decide to join 'IV PREP'?
A: because I want to give my best shot. I felt like if you go for interviews and not perform well after spending so much money and energy, its waste of everything. so I thought. let me take some help and give it a shot and I am happy I took the course because it builds my confidence and made me stronger in many aspects which are my weakness before.

Q: Please share a specific and detailed review of the "Training Experience" during your time in 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This is meant to help docs considering training to get a feel for what the entire course experience is like (from logging into your 5-Day Foundation for the first time, to what practices were like, etc)

A: 5-day course
This is the foundation. all the strategies AND everything you practice and use is from this 5-day sessions. They are like the core principles you should never forget.
Practice sessions:
As I told before depends on how curious and perseverant you are.
these are the best sessions where you can correct your mistakes before joining the session with Dr. B.
I made long-lasting relationships by practicing and knowing about each other with few of my friends.
Pre-iv checkups:
useful but you need to listen to others and learn from them until it's your turn which I a good thing because you get a lot of ideas from different minds.

Q: AFTER the FOUNDATION (5-Day) Live Lectures at the beginning of the course, how helpful were the follow-up Mock Interview/Practice Sessions with Dr. Brian (i.e., Official Scheduled Pracitices & Pre-IV Check-ups)? 1= Not Very 5=Extremely Helpful
A: Helpful
How did Mock IV's Play a Role in your Growth/Training?:
Pre-iv checkups: useful but you need to listen to others and learn from them until it's your turn which I a good thing because you get a lot of ideas from different minds. Mock Ivs: I think they are very useful.

Q: How would you describe Dr. B's Teaching Style? Did you enjoy his teaching style? Or not? A: Did you find his teaching style effective? Is there something that you feel he can work on for the future?
Yes, I did enjoy his energetic teaching style.
yes, it's very effective, I never got bored even after listening for 24 hours straight.

Q: Please describe (to your level of comfort) your journey in medicine and the Match prior to joining 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This may be helpful for doctors that may share similar journeys.
A: graduated in 2015
In US for 2years but i felt little low in confidence and communication skills

Q: Are you taking this course AFTER you had already failed to MATCH in a previous year?
A: NO, this is my first Match

Q: Do you wish that you would have started 'IV PREP' at an earlier session/date?
A: Yes, I wish I enrolled earlier to give me more time to practice and prepare.
If you would like to elaborate for either answer, please do so here...:
yeah more time to practice and prepare more rapport with Dr. B to give us more content

Q: How many stars would you give your IV-PREP TRAINING EXPERIENCE? 1=not satisfied 5=very satisfied
A: S 4

Q: Did you take advantage of scheduled Official Session Practices with Dr. Brian?
A: Absolutely! Those practices with my Session mates and Dr. Brian were invaluable to me and made me as prepared as I can be for my interviews.

Q: Did you watch the prescribed Rx Replays that are always available at your request?
A: Yes, I watched as many as I wanted to supplement my practices

Q: In between Official Practices, did you practice with your Session Mates?
A: Yes, I loved practicing with my Session Mates and found their input and support invaluable throughout this journey

Q: Describe your most Memorable Moment/Memory during your season training with Mission:Residency, Dr Brian, and/or your classmates.
Match day.

Q: Would it be ok if a student inquiring about Mission:Residency/IV Prep contact you directly via email, Facebook messenger and/or text/phone? (we would only refer maximum of 3-5 students to each of our past alumni) . . .. Check ALL that apply below
A: Yes, via email (I'll include my email address below)
My Facebook name/id or contact email::
[email protected]
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*Match Week/Resident-Panel: HUGE THANKS*

Wanted to take a moment to send a BIG GIGANTIC THANK YOU to our Mission Residency Alumni Residents for taking the time out of their super busy schedules last night to come back to the classroom to advise & inspire this year's alums going into next week's Match!

Your words & stories were invaluable. Continue to make us proud! Lots of Love from Kate, Charlie & I!

Dr Niyati Bhagwat, Dr Masood Pasha Syed, Dr Suman Susant Misra, Dr Abhishek Challa, @Dr Sreeja Gopinathan, Dr Geetika Kennady . . .

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*UPDATE - Session B/July 360: Sold Out*

As of today, ALL POSITIONS to train with Dr Brian with 'Session B Match Prep Class' in July have been filled. All students reserved for that class will begin personal advising/guidance this week (please check your email for schedule)

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FULL NAME:
Shivani Berry

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
USA

Q: 1st CHOICE SPECIALTY:
A: Pediatrics

Q: Please enter your Session Group Letter:
A: C

Q: Please enter your Session Start Date (month, day, year):
A: Date / Time 07/15/2017

Q: In case someone doesn't have time to read the entire review, what would you say, in a few sentences, to Docs considering/hesitating to do 'IV PREP w/ Dr. Brian'?
A: Gathering information for interview preparation can be done by yourself. The benefit to training with Dr. Brian is not just obtaining the information, but how to use it tactfully. His ability to apply the information/techniques to each individual situation is very helpful...not only for the interview, but also for daily life as a physician.

Q: How did you hear about 'IV PREP w/Dr. Brian'?
A: Was interested after reading Facebook Reviews
From A Doctors/Alumni that took the course (Pleass list names of your friends that took course & recommended:
Vasudha Mahajan

Q: What concerns made you hesitate to enroll for training with Dr Brian/Mission:Residency? (You may check MULTIPLE boxes if necessary)
A: Cost: Was it worth the investment?
Interview Potential: I have Red Flags. I wasn't sure if I would get interviews...so why train for something that might not happen?

Q: If you clicked ANY of the concerns in Question 8, now after having taken the course, what would you say to other doctors considering the training that have similar concerns?
A: The cost was and still is worth the investment to me. I feel that it helped in my increasing my confidence, leadership skills, and also finding weaknesses I wasn’t previously aware of. The class with Dr. Brian helps to portray what you’ve learned from your mistakes/red flags in a way which also displays important attributes.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to Be HONEST in your Interviews?
A: Yes. In fact, there are times when Dr. B has caught students in a lie and shown us how it could lead to a downfall in an interview.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to memorize answers?
A: NO, he DOES NOT teach memorization.
Please elaborate on your answer above::
There are guidelines which we are taught to understand. Based on these guidelines, our answers are prepared from OUR OWN experiences and situations. If anything, he teaches us to be more like ourselves.

Q: With all your classmates learning the same strategies & techniques from the same teacher, did that mean you ended up all giving the same answers? Please explain:
A: No. Each answer is detailed to each individual. For example, we may be taught to answer the same format for the question ‘Tell me about yourself’, but each person will have a difference of how they say it...& what content is filled in the answer.

Q: Please tell us, briefly, why did you ultimately decide to join 'IV PREP'?
A: I felt that it was necessary to prepare for interviews just as a ‘Step 4’ USMLE exam would be. It makes sense to go to an interview expert, just as we would go to a cardiologist for a heart specific problem.

Q: Please share a specific and detailed review of the "Training Experience" during your time in A:'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This is meant to help docs considering training to get a feel for what the entire course experience is like (from logging into your 5-Day Foundation for the first time, to what practices were like, etc)
Initially, it was nerve-wrecking to meet people from all background and expose my most closely kept information about my scores, background, and personal experiences. At the same time, I felt excited to tackle a part of the residency application process which I didn’t have a complete handle on. It was helpful to meet students with different backgrounds in a common forum, students who I can trust and have bonded with a great deal. The ‘real’ feel cane when we practice interviewed with Dr. Brian several times throughout the season. He used specific information and questions to help understand our strengths and weaknesses to improve our techniques overall.

Q: AFTER the FOUNDATION (5-Day) Live Lectures at the beginning of the course, how helpful were the follow-up Mock Interview/Practice Sessions with Dr. Brian (i.e., Official Scheduled Pracitices & Pre-IV Check-ups)? 1= Not Very 5=Extremely Helpful
A: Extremely Helpful

Q: How did Mock IV's Play a Role in your Growth/Training?:
A: It helped to mold each student into the best version of themselves. From practicing the actual ‘knock-knock’ to the walking out of the interview...practice makes perfect or as close to it as possible.

Q: How would you describe Dr. B's Teaching Style? Did you enjoy his teaching style? Or not? Did you find his teaching style effective? Is there something that you feel he can work on for the future?
A: Dr. B’s teaching style is very Socratic. He used many stimulating questions and quotes to help us apply them to situations and questions. There were also very specific instances he was able to explain to us (with the permission of those alumni) what and how questions could be answered not just with his personality, but with many different ones. I enjoyed the way he taught and felt comfortable enough to ask when I was confused or to contribute when I felt I could. He let each of us feel important and commended us and criticized us for our benefit to improve.

Q: Please describe (to your level of comfort) your journey in medicine and the Match prior to joining 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This may be helpful for doctors that may share similar journeys.
A: I’ve graduated a few years ago, with a few months in research as well as clinical observerships. Having a couple more USMLE exams to take, I feel that this course made me mentally comfortable to take on the MATCH.

Q: Are you taking this course AFTER you had already failed to MATCH in a previous year?
A: NO, this is my first Match

Q: Do you wish that you would have started 'IV PREP' at an earlier session/date?
A: No, the session date that I selected was just right for me.

Q: How many stars would you give your IV-PREP TRAINING EXPERIENCE? 1=not satisfied 5=very satisfied
A: S 5

Q: Did you take advantage of scheduled Official Session Practices with Dr. Brian?
A: Absolutely! Those practices with my Session mates and Dr. Brian were invaluable to me and made me as prepared as I can be for my interviews.

Q: Did you watch the prescribed Rx Replays that are always available at your request?
A: Yes, I watched as many as I wanted to supplement my practices

Q: In between Official Practices, did you practice with your Session Mates?
A: Yes, I loved practicing with my Session Mates and found their input and support invaluable throughout this journey

Q: Describe your most Memorable Moment/Memory during your season training with Mission:Residency, Dr Brian, and/or your classmates?
A: I had many favorite moments, but if I had to pick one, it would be one of the late night mock interview practices we had. Everyone from our class stayed back and we shared personal stories and experiences about each other. It was so relieving to hear that I wasn’t alone in a lot of the feelings I had. I won’t go into detail for privacy of those classmates, but I bonded with those people so incredibly well. And, it was those moments we shared with each other and Dr. B which helped us build answers for interviews the most.

Q: If there is a message you'd like to share with Dr Brian after your training, what would it be?
A: Keep sharing your talent and finding the best in others. You have a knack for seeing the light in students and maximizing it!

Q: Would it be ok if a student inquiring about Mission:Residency/IV Prep contact you directly via email, Facebook messenger and/or text/phone? (we would only refer maximum of 3-5 students to each of our past alumni) . . .. Check ALL that apply below
A: Yes, via Facebook Messenger, they can add me as a friend (I'll type my name as it appears on Facebook below)
My Facebook name/id or contact email::
Shivani Berry
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“Post-Training Survey: My Mission Residency Prep Experience, 2017-18 Season”

FULL NAME: USHA RAVI

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDIA

Q: 1st CHOICE SPECIALTY:
A: FAMILY MEDICINE

Q: Please enter your Session Group Letter:
A: C

Q: Please enter your Session Start Date (month, day, year):
A: Date / Time 07/15/2017

Q: In case someone doesn't have time to read the entire review, what would you say, in a few sentences, to Docs considering/hesitating to do 'IV PREP w/ Dr. Brian'?
A: To everyone out there who is considering to do " IV PREP with Dr. Brian"....

I would like to share a few things about the course from my personal experience..

Dr. Brian is THE MOST RELIABLE person who will be there all through this time helping you prepare for your Interviews which is THE MOST IMPORTANT step to get into residency.
You will learn to communicate and have a conversation in any topic that is thrown at you which would help you in your interviews as well as day to day lives and will help you become the best version of yourself.
ALL you have to do is BELIEVE in him and listen to each and everything he has to say.
You will also meet so many incredible people in his class and helping each other through this difficult time will make you realize how beautiful your journey has become.

Q: How did you hear about 'IV PREP w/Dr. Brian'?
A: Google Search

Q: From A Doctors/Alumni that took the course (Pleass list names of your friends that took course & recommended:
A: SREE GEE

Q: What concerns made you hesitate to enroll for training with Dr Brian/Mission:Residency? (You may check MULTIPLE boxes if necessary)
A: Cost: Was it worth the investment?

Q: If you clicked ANY of the concerns in Question 8, now after having taken the course, what would you say to other doctors considering the training that have similar concerns?
A: One thing which was important to me before taking the course was the cost. After attending the DEMO class and hearing positive feedback from Alumni, I decided to take the course.

Q: Now, months after taking the course, I can say that it is definitely WORTH the investment.
A: Most importantly Dr. B spends a lot of time trying to listen to each and everyone and understand about them..but it is also important for the student to be involved, participate and be ready to take criticism and also help others out. All these things will help you take maximum advantage of the course.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to Be HONEST in your Interviews?
A: Yes..one thing you will notice in classes is that Dr. B ALWAYS asks you a lot of questions to know how your mind works. He always will support you if, you are honest in your answers. If you are HONEST in you interviews...you don't have to worry about going wrong.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to memorize answers?
A: NO, he DOES NOT teach memorization.
Please elaborate on your answer above::
Dr. B never teaches you memorization...in other words as no two people are alike, no two interviews would be alike. As I mentioned earlier, he would understand what you want to say and guide you to tell it in the best possible way. Once you have learnt that, what is the need to memorize?

Q: With all your classmates learning the same strategies & techniques from the same teacher, did that mean you ended up all giving the same answers? Please explain:
A: NOT REALLY. Dr. B would not tell you what to say in an interview, he would say how to say it. If you are honest about whatever you have to say, then even if it is the same as the other person you can tell it differently as your experience would be different. for example...I love a particular specialty but my reason for loving it might be different than others.

Q: Please tell us, briefly, why did you ultimately decide to join 'IV PREP'?
A: Being an IMG, I needed guidance from someone who was experienced because I knew nothing about interviewing. I believed in Dr. Brian and I am happy that I took the course.

Q: Please share a specific and detailed review of the "Training Experience" during your time in 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This is meant to help docs considering training to get a feel for what the entire course experience is like (from logging into your 5-Day Foundation for the first time, to what practices were like, etc)
A: When I started IV PREP, I was nervous as I had little idea of what to do and what to expect. I still remember, the first class where we all had to introduce ourselves to the rest of the class and one of my classmates who went at the end, not only remembered what each one said and by doing so instantly connected with rest of the group. The 5 day foundation is very important like building blocks and soon we all became like a family. I used to wait for the classes and I really enjoyed every single class as well as practicing with my classmates. Sooner you would realize that all these interactions with Dr. B and your classmates would help you pick some qualities from each one and help you further enhance your personality.

Q: AFTER the FOUNDATION (5-Day) Live Lectures at the beginning of the course, how helpful were the follow-up Mock Interview/Practice Sessions with Dr. Brian (i.e., Official Scheduled Pracitices & Pre-IV Check-ups)? 1= Not Very 5=Extremely Helpful
A: Extremely Helpful

Q: How did Mock IV's Play a Role in your Growth/Training?:
A: It really helps you overcome your fears and inhibitions of talking in-front of strangers and helps you gain more and more confidence as you go on practicing.

Q: How would you describe Dr. B's Teaching Style? Did you enjoy his teaching style? Or not? A: Did you find his teaching style effective? Is there something that you feel he can work on for the future?
I think Dr. B's teaching style is very effective. Learning is always nice when you can have FUN and I really enjoyed classes with Dr. B as it as fun and productive. He would always appreciate whenever you participate even when you are wrong and would teach by example.

Q: Please describe (to your level of comfort) your journey in medicine and the Match prior to joining 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This may be helpful for doctors that may share similar journeys.
A: As this is my First Match, I was tensed before taking the course as everything was new to me. Dr. B helped me prepare for the interview and with the help of different people I met during training, the entire process which is nerve racking was less stressful.

Q: Are you taking this course AFTER you had already failed to MATCH in a previous year?
A: NO, this is my first Match

Q: If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, do you feel taking this course in previous year(s) would have made a significant difference in your Match Outcome? If so, HOW?
A: Respondent skipped this question

Q: Do you wish that you would have started 'IV PREP' at an earlier session/date?
A: No, the session date that I selected was just right for me.

Q: How many stars would you give your IV-PREP TRAINING EXPERIENCE? 1=not satisfied 5=very satisfied
A: S 5

Q: Did you take advantage of scheduled Official Session Practices with Dr. Brian?
A: Absolutely! Those practices with my Session mates and Dr. Brian were invaluable to me and made me as prepared as I can be for my interviews.

Q: Did you watch the prescribed Rx Replays that are always available at your request?
A: Yes, I watched as many as I wanted to supplement my practices
If you would like to elaborate on either of the above, please do so here...:
Listening to Rx Replays really helps to learn how previous Alumni did and how can we be effective and decrease our mistakes. It also helps in assessing ourselves which is very crucial in this process.

Q: In between Official Practices, did you practice with your Session Mates?
A: Yes, I loved practicing with my Session Mates and found their input and support invaluable throughout this journey

Q: Describe your most Memorable Moment/Memory during your season training with Mission:Residency, Dr Brian, and/or your classmates?
A: First thing which came into my mind on reading this question is that the experience already became a memory...?
There are so many memories I have but if I had to chose the most memorable moment it would be when ' Charlie ' comes in-front of the screen for a few seconds and brightens up the class and brings a smile to everyone's face.

Q: If there is a message you'd like to share with Dr Brian after your training, what would it be?
A: I would want to take this moment to THANK YOU for investing countless hours and energy in helping me prepare for my DREAM of RESIDENCY. Not only did the course help me prepare well for my IV but I learnt how to appreciate and take notice of small things in day to day lives and learn from it. At the end of the day, I am grateful for the opportunity to train with you.

Q: Would it be ok if a student inquiring about Mission:Residency/IV Prep contact you directly via email, Facebook messenger and/or text/phone? (we would only refer maximum of 3-5 students to each of our past alumni) . . .. Check ALL that apply below
A: Yes, via email (I'll include my email address below)
My Facebook name/id or contact email::
[email protected]
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“Post-Training Survey: My Mission Residency Prep Experience, 2017-18 Season”

Q = Question on Survey
A = Answer/Student Response

Q: FULL NAME: A: Diptha Arjun

Q: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
A: India

Q: 1st CHOICE SPECIALTY:
A: Pediatrics/ Family Medicine

Q: Please enter your Session Group Letter:
A

Q: Please enter your Session Start Date (month, day, year):
06/12/2017

Q: In case someone doesn't have time to read the entire review, what would you say, in a few sentences, to Docs considering/hesitating to do 'IV PREP w/ Dr. Brian'?
A: It is the best training I have received not just for residency purpose, but training that grooms you for all professional interviews. After training with Dr. B, you realize why you didn't match earlier (if applied earlier) and what real residency interview answers should sound like. He has groups of 9-10 people in a session, however, you get all the individualized attention you need. Moreover, you learn a lot more with others in your group as advice to one applies to all. In summary, I'd say that you should take this training regardless of what your application looks like cuz you not only match into the program you desire, you learn important life lessons with an added bonus of having a friend/mentor by your side throughout.

Q: How did you hear about 'IV PREP w/Dr. Brian'?
Was interested after reading Facebook Reviews
From A Doctors/Alumni that took the course (Please list names of your friends that took course & recommended:
A: Syed Masood Pasha - alumni recommended the same.

Q: What concerns made you hesitate to enroll for training with Dr Brian/Mission:Residency? (You may check MULTIPLE boxes if necessary)
A: Cost: Was it worth the investment?
Interview Potential: I have Red Flags. I wasn't sure if I would get interviews...so why train for something that might not happen?

Q: If you clicked ANY of the concerns in Question 8, now after having taken the course, what would you say to other doctors considering the training that have similar concerns?
A: Dr. B has a ton of experience and knows how the system works. He not just clarifies all your concerns but gives you faith that if others can do it, so can you. Feel free to attend a demo session to ask him questions after if you are not convinced it's worth the time and money. What I can tell you though is that besides your family and yourself, if there's anyone who cares about you matching as much as you do, it's Dr. B, and he trains you to become that person who gets compliments during an interview

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to Be HONEST in your Interviews?
A: Always!!! It's a rule (you'll understand when you take the course haha). You want to be hired for who you are, not for who you pretend to be in the hope of being liked.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to memorize answers?
A: NO, he DOES NOT teach memorization.
Please elaborate on your answer above::
Memorization is a word you will NEVER hear from Dr. B's mouth unless you are being told NOT to memorize. The training is all about answering questions with experiences from your life and being HONEST.

Q: With all your classmates learning the same strategies & techniques from the same teacher, did that mean you ended up all giving the same answers? Please explain:
A: As mentioned in the previous answer, all strategies are woven into answers that involve YOUR life experiences and incidents from your life. Hence, considering none of us have the same experiences, all answers are different. Not just that, even your answers to every question has different incidents replayed. Dr. B takes the time to go over every story you present and help forming the best answer possible with the stories you have from your past.

Q: Please tell us, briefly, why did you ultimately decide to join 'IV PREP'?
A: I have applied earlier for the match and been unsuccessful. We spend money and time on all sorts of things in life but when it comes to things like this that really can make all the difference, we think twice. I decided that it is essential for me to give my 100% towards the match and trust me, if you haven't joined mission residency, you haven't given your 100% (no offense to those who don't join bcuz if you don't know what's offered, you don't know what you are missing out on).

Q: Please share a specific and detailed review of the "Training Experience" during your time in 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This is meant to help docs considering training to get a feel for what the entire course experience is like (from logging into your 5-Day Foundation for the first time, to what practices were like, etc)
A: The course starts with a 5 day foundation course in your first month which lasts from 10 am to 6 pm with a lunch break in between for those 5 days. These 5 days are the most crucial days of the training as you are taught all the different strategies used in answers during residency interviews. This is also the time you begin bonding with your group which is just as important since that group is what keeps you going through the interview season. The 5 days are over weekends, sat and Sunday and are exhausting, but the best way to help yourself is to join in the June or July months since the later you join, the way more stressful it is. I joined the first group, and I have heard repeatedly from later groups that they wish they'd joined earlier. After the 5 day course, depending on which month you joined, you have weekly or biweekly session practices from 6:30 pm to usually around 12:30 am (all EST time zone) where you will be mock interviewed in different formats so that you are prepared for any and every kind of interview. The mocks are way scarier than interviews in reality haha and that's the best part. Each mock gets a good 45 min analysis or so where Dr B breaks down each part and tells you what was awesome and what needs/can be improved upon. At the end of the day, dr. B can only tell us what to do and how to do. The doing is in our hands. Mock practices with group members is of utmost importance where you help each other with stories and how to best present the answer. All in all, an absolutely kick ass experience.
PS: once you receive interview invites, Dr b not only helps out with program specific interview format, but more importantly, he connects you with alumni who are equally nice and give good advice to best prep you for your interview

Q: AFTER the FOUNDATION (5-Day) Live Lectures at the beginning of the course, how helpful were the follow-up Mock Interview/Practice Sessions with Dr. Brian (i.e., Official Scheduled Pracitices & Pre-IV Check-ups)? 1= Not Very 5=Extremely Helpful
A: 5 Extremely Helpful

Q: How did Mock IV's Play a Role in your Growth/Training?:
A: Dr. B is a great combo of friend when required, and brutal honesty which is required for growth. It is easy to get upset with his feedback, but remember! It is all for your growth and progress. As mentioned above, these mocks don't just help for residency interviews but residency itself as well and other aspects of your life to. One must attend to know what I mean 🙂

Q: How would you describe Dr. B's Teaching Style? Did you enjoy his teaching style? Or not? Did you find his teaching style effective? Is there something that you feel he can work on for the future?
A: In one phrase - it's not for the weak hearted haha. It is filled with cuss words (though he says he has reduced it since he became a dad - I can't imagine how bad it was prior then lol). He jokes a lot and sometimes it'll make you cringe but mostly, its like talking to a friend. Like any teacher, he has his favorites and that only means one thing. Get ready to be picked on time and again 😛
Considering feedback is important, my only critique that I feel can be better is responses on FB messenger ( I know I know - there are probably a hundred people texting him at a time, but since he really is kick ass at multitasking, add this to the list 😉 )

Q: Please describe (to your level of comfort) your journey in medicine and the Match prior to joining 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This may be helpful for doctors that may share similar journeys.
A: In all honesty, my application has had one big red flag, a step attempt. That has been the biggest hurdle to match and it has always made me sad since I can't undo it and scores are the biggest criteria to secure an interview. However, I don't think it's impossible to match if you have the right guidance and that's exactly what mission residency is all about.

Q: Are you taking this course AFTER you had already failed to MATCH in a previous year?
If 'Yes,' please specify how many times (including the current/most recent Match) you previously applied for the Match?:
A: 3

Q: If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, do you feel taking this course in previous year(s) would have made a significant difference in your Match Outcome? If so, HOW?
A: Yes, I believe I would have been in residency already if I had this training years earlier when I applied for the first time as the way we are groomed to interview, you can be rest assured that you will stand out from other candidates that have not attended this training.

Q: Do you wish that you would have started 'IV PREP' at an earlier session/date?
A: No, the session date that I selected was just right for me.
If you would like to elaborate for either answer, please do so here...:
A: No for me as I joined the first session in the month of June.

Q: How many stars would you give your IV-PREP TRAINING EXPERIENCE? 1=not satisfied 5=very satisfied
A: Stars = 5

Q: Did you take advantage of scheduled Official Session Practices with Dr. Brian?
A: Absolutely! Those practices with my Session mates and Dr. Brian were invaluable to me and made me as prepared as I can be for my interviews.

Q: Did you watch the prescribed Rx Replays that are always available at your request?
Yes, I watched as many as I wanted to supplement my practices
Q: If you would like to elaborate on either of the above, please do so here...:
A: Rx replays are replays of previous alumni who got a lot right in that particular mock session that then becomes an Rx replay. I think everyone secretly hopes to be part of one for future batches 😉

Q: In between Official Practices, did you practice with your Session Mates?
A: Yes, I loved practicing with my Session Mates and found their input and support invaluable throughout this journey

Q: If you would like to elaborate on any of the above, please do so here...:
A: Session mates are extremely helpful as they r like a sounding board for your ideas and give their opinion and the best part about having multiple opinions is that it makes you think about an answer from all angles.

For 360°+ Docs Only How would you rate your PERSONAL STATEMENT that you built together with Dr.Brian? 1=I'm not satisfied 5=excellent, I'm very proud of it
If you would like to elaborate, please do so here...:
A: 5 for sure! Yes, there was a delay in receiving it but none of that matters when the end result is first class. Dr. B takes out an unbelievable amount of time to help with the PS. Please join this session if offered, it's the best session to join.

For 360° Docs Only For future students considering the 360° course, do you feel your Personal Statement helped or hurt your application? If so, how?
A: A personal statement should be a reflection of you and who you are. Not a resume which is provided in any case when you apply. Dr. B works really hard with the student to come up with the best suited story that defines who you are and what that will translate to during residency.

Q: Describe your most Memorable Moment/Memory during your season training with Mission:Residency, Dr Brian, and/or your classmates?
A: While there are a ton if memorable moments I've had with Dr. B throughout the season, I think hands down it's the personal advising session you get with him prior to mock practices, right after your 5 day foundation course. In that one hour, he truly makes you feel that this is what you are meant to do and to never give up on our dream. He is a wonderful listener as well and makes you feel in that session, if he hasn't already before during the foundation course, that you've made a friend/mentor for life.

Q: If there is a message you'd like to share with Dr Brian after your training, what would it be?
A: Regardless of the outcome on match day, I'm really glad I joined and got to learn and grow from this training. Thanks for tolerating all of us and our never ending questions and please take care of your health! If I do match, you are getting my dream catcher 😉

Q: If there are questions you feel we should've asked you during this Review Questionnaire, please type them below (with your answer, of course).
A: Respondent skipped this question

Q: Would it be ok if a student inquiring about Mission:Residency/IV Prep contact you directly via email, Facebook messenger and/or text/phone? (we would only refer maximum of 3-5 students to each of our past alumni) . . .. Check ALL that apply below
A: Yes, via email (I'll include my email address below)
My Facebook name/id or contact email::
[email protected]
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“Post-Training Survey: My Mission Residency Prep Experience, 2017-18 Season”

Q = Question on Survey
A = Answer/Student Response

FULL NAME:
Nirzar Parikh

Q: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
A: India

Q: 1st CHOICE SPECIALTY:
Pediatrics

Q: Please enter your Session Group Letter:
C

Q: Please enter your Session Start Date (month, day, year):
A: Date / Time 7/1/2017

Q: In case someone doesn't have time to read the entire review, what would you say, in a few sentences, to Docs considering/hesitating to do 'IV PREP w/ Dr. Brian'?
A: For those with red flags, Dr.B trains you in such a way that you are confident in whatever number of interviews you receive. He brings the best out of everyone. He enhances our strengths and makes us tackle our weaknesses.

Q: How did you hear about 'IV PREP w/Dr. Brian'?
Was interested after reading Facebook Reviews
From A Doctors/Alumni that took the course (Pleass list names of your friends that took course & recommended:
A: Avanti gupte

Q: What concerns made you hesitate to enroll for training with Dr Brian/Mission:Residency? (You may check MULTIPLE boxes if necessary)
A: Interview Potential: I have Red Flags. I wasn't sure if I would get interviews...so why train for something that might not happen?

Q: If you clicked ANY of the concerns in Question 8, now after having taken the course, what would you say to other doctors considering the training that have similar concerns?
A: I was confident in all my interviews. When I walked in for my 1st iv, I felt as if I am giving my 5th or 6th iv.

Q: Does Dr Brian Teach you to Be HONEST in your Interviews?
A: Yes. As I said he focuses on an individual's strengths and weaknesses.

Does Dr Brian Teach you to memorize answers?
A: NO, he DOES NOT teach memorization.
Please elaborate on your answer above::
He allows us to express our content by making it crisp and improving our delivery style.

Q: With all your classmates learning the same strategies & techniques from the same teacher, did that mean you ended up all giving the same answers? Please explain:
A: Not at all.

Q: Please tell us, briefly, why did you ultimately decide to join 'IV PREP'?
A: I wanted to be 100%prepared with whatever interview chances I got in the season.

Q: Please share a specific and detailed review of the "Training Experience" during your time in 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This is meant to help docs considering training to get a feel for what the entire course experience is like (from logging into your 5-Day Foundation for the first time, to what practices were like, etc)
A: I remember during my 1st mock with Dr.B I completely froze. But I made sure never to miss class, tried my best to practice with batch mates. I always noted down Dr.B's feedback and watched the Rx replays.Gradually I improved and in my last mock with him I ended up talking about a Ted talk. This is how confident I was by the time the interview season started.

Q: AFTER the FOUNDATION (5-Day) Live Lectures at the beginning of the course, how helpful were the follow-up Mock Interview/Practice Sessions with Dr. Brian (i.e., Official Scheduled Pracitices & Pre-IV Check-ups)? 1= Not Very 5=Extremely Helpful
A: 5, Extremely Helpful

Q: How did Mock IV's Play a Role in your Growth/Training?:
A: Improved my speaking skill and reduced my overall anxiety.

Q: How would you describe Dr. B's Teaching Style? Did you enjoy his teaching style? Or not? Did you find his teaching style effective? Is there something that you feel he can work on for the future?
A: He was strict but also friendly and always motivated us. I would never be afraid to share anything with him!!!
I wish someone taught the USMLE the same way. I am sure nobody will have red flags.
Dr.B needs to filter the disinterested students in class or make a separate batch for them.

Q: Please describe (to your level of comfort) your journey in medicine and the Match prior to joining 'Mission:Residency/IV PREP'. This may be helpful for doctors that may share similar journeys.
A: I did not have any interviews during my 1st match season so I took the class to make sure I am 100% prepared with whatever few chances I will get in the next season.

Q: Are you taking this course AFTER you had already failed to MATCH in a previous year?
A: Yes

Q: If 'Yes,' please specify how many times (including the current/most recent Match) you previously applied for the Match?:
A: 1

Q: If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, do you feel taking this course in previous year(s) would have made a significant difference in your Match Outcome? If so, HOW?
A: I did not have interviews last season. But I made sure I followed his plan of step3/USCE/research during the demo class.

Q: Do you wish that you would have started 'IV PREP' at an earlier session/date?
A: No, the session date that I selected was just right for me.

Q: How many stars would you give your IV-PREP TRAINING EXPERIENCE? 1=not satisfied 5=very satisfied
A: 5, Very Satisfied

Q: Did you take advantage of scheduled Official Session Practices with Dr. Brian?
A: Absolutely! Those practices with my Session mates and Dr. Brian were invaluable to me and made me as prepared as I can be for my interviews.

Q: Did you watch the prescribed Rx Replays that are always available at your request?
A: Yes, I watched as many as I wanted to supplement my practices

Q: In between Official Practices, did you practice with your Session Mates?
A: Yes, I loved practicing with my Session Mates and found their input and support invaluable throughout this journey

Q: Describe your most Memorable Moment/Memory during your season training with Mission:Residency, Dr Brian, and/or your classmates?
A: Making new friends and learning from their experiences.

Q: If there is a message you'd like to share with Dr Brian after your training, what would it be?
A: Give your health 1st priority.

Q: If there are questions you feel we should've asked you during this Review Questionnaire, please type them below (with your answer, of course).
A: Respondent skipped this question

Q: Would it be ok if a student inquiring about Mission:Residency/IV Prep contact you directly via email, Facebook messenger and/or text/phone? (we would only refer maximum of 3-5 students to each of our past alumni) . . .. Check ALL that apply below
A: Yes, via Facebook Messenger, they can add me as a friend (I'll type my name as it appears on Facebook below)
Yes, via email (I'll include my email address below)
Yes, via phone/text (they can PM or email me first to request my mobile)
My Facebook name/id or contact email::
[email protected]
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