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why k blackham md

benefits & outcomes

You are taking on a great challenge as an international medical graduate (IMG) applying to residency in the United States.

I know that it is a massive investment of time, money and emotion. You are a capable and smart doctor but I know that you wonder how you will stand out among the other applicants. I provide IMGs my valuable insight obtained from first hand experience interviewing at an academic center in the U.S. with 40 residents in the radiology program. I also prepare you by practicing interview skills and coaching you to harness the power of your own confidence. I promise you will feel more secure approaching the interview season after working with me.

See my FAQs for more information.

You are taking on a great challenge as an international medical graduate (IMG) applying to residency in the United States.

I know that it is a massive investment of time, money and emotion. You are a capable and smart doctor but I know that you wonder how you will stand out among the other applicants. I provide IMGs my valuable insight obtained from first hand experience interviewing at an academic center in the U.S. with 40 residents in the radiology program. I also prepare you by practicing interview skills and coaching you to harness the power of your own confidence. I promise you will feel more secure approaching the interview season after working with me.

See my FAQs for more information.

WHY K BLACKHAM MD?

benefits & outcomes

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testimonials

Maryam Bahadori

Maryam Bahadori

#MatchDay2021
Neurology
Tufts Medical Center

Getting to know Kristine was one of the luckiest things that happened to my life.
When I was disappointed, exhausted, and confused, I found this angle. She is very generous and spent much more time and energy for me than what I was expecting. I am a US immigrant from a totally different country with a totally different background. Kristine helped me to boost my self-confidence and focus on my abilities rather than my limitations. She taught me how to change my thoughts, actions, and therefore the result, which was achieving my 10-year dream.

More importantly, I made significant progress in my personal growth and problem-solving.

Muhannad Seyam

#MatchDay2021
Neurology
The University of Vermont Medical Center

Dr. Blackham is an excellent mentor who guided me on a personal and professional level. She is genuinely committed to mentoring and was an invaluable advisor throughout my different research projects in Neuroradiology – working with Dr. Blackham was an outstanding experience.

Rebecca John

Rebecca John

#MatchDay2022
Neurology
University of Alabama, Birmingham

I was mentored by Dr. Blackham for about 6 months before the ERAS application for residency and through the interview season as well. The first session built a roadmap for the coming months and this created the backbone of my successful match
as I entrusted all my plans to her.

Through worksheets and techniques, we broadened our discussion which helped me to explore myself. This helped me in dealing with my situations independently and gave me a better understanding of my strengths and weakness and what needs to be included in my personal statement. During my rotations in the US, she guided me on how to obtain key behavioral attitudes to create an impactful personalized letter of recommendation which greatly benefited in my application.

Although initially unknown to me, the interview preparation began from the start, as I discovered my tone, and attitude and practiced my language proficiency through virtual meetings. She encouraged me to think from a program director’s point of view and made me realize that it is not important what you say,
but more important what you want the interviewer to hear.

Lastly, the best way to practice what you’ve learned is to teach others. Dr. Blackham created a Clubhouse meeting where we could share our interview experiences and help guide others in the same boat.