Interview Tips and Tricks
November 23, 2021
5:00pm PT | 6:00pm MT | 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET
International medical graduates (IMGs) face unique challenges when it comes to matching in emergency medicine residencies, including stigma, immigration issues, and limited access to emergency medicine mentors. The racial and ethnic discrimination many IMGs experience as minorities compound these issues.
The goal of the IMG Mentoring series is to address specific concerns, offer advice and a pathway for mentorship, and provide representation of IMGs who have successfully transitioned into careers as US EM Physicians.
In our upcoming session, we focus on preparing for residency interviews.
Dr. Misthal is an Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Assistant Medical Director at HUP Cedar Emergency Department. She is an active member of AAEM as the ACCME subcommittee Vice Chair and serves as Councilor for the Women in Emergency Medicine Section. She graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a major in International Business and Management and a minor in Spanish. Dr. Misthal received a post-baccalaureate from New York University and then attended Medical School at St. George’s University in Grenada. She completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Drexel University Medical Center. Dr. Misthal previously worked as an Attending Physician for Trinity Health Mid Atlantic and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with Drexel University College of Medicine. She also was the Clerkship Director for Off-service residents rotating in Emergency Medicine and served on the Medical Staff/Medical Executive Committee as a Delegate at Large.
Ariel Noble is a current 1st year Emergency Medicine Intern at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and recent St. George's University School of Medicine 2021 graduate. Prior to this, she obtained a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Chemistry at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dr. Kaminski is an EM PGY2 at Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Alexander Kuc, MD, serves as Assistant EMS Medical Director and Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He graduated from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. Following an initial career in EMS he returned to school, earning a Master of Science in Nutrition from Columbia University, followed by his medical degree from St. George’s University. Alex began his Emergency Medicine residency training at Drexel University in Philadelphia before ultimately graduating from Cooper after the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital. He then completed an Emergency Medical Services fellowship at Cooper and has since stayed on as faculty.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Kuc worked as an EMT in the Hudson Valley region of New York, while also volunteering for Bard College EMS and eventually serving as Director. After moving to New York City he continued to work as an EMT for FDNY EMS, and spent two years working in Brooklyn and Harlem. These years in the prehospital environment have left a lasting impression on Alex, and have guided the path of his career. He now enjoys combining aspects of both prehospital and emergency department care in his practice, and brings a unique perspective when educating EMS providers as well as residents in the hospital.