We place an extremely high importance on selecting applicants for residency who will excel during their time at Ohio State and who will get the greatest amount of benefit out of the opportunity to train at our program. Part of our approach to selecting applicants who will excel here is interviewing a small number of applicants, but putting a great deal of effort into understanding those applicants very well. To assist us in selecting applicants to interview, we ask that in addition to submitting your ERAS application, please email your answer to the following prompt:
The dermatology residency program at Ohio State is based on the idea of having intrinsically motivated residents. There are three key components to intrinsic motivation - the desire to feel a part of something bigger than oneself, the desire to feel competent, and the desire to feel autonomous. In one paragraph, describe which desire is the biggest driver of your intrinsic motivation.
The subject of your e-mail should be "APPLICANT DERMATOLOGY SUPPLEMENT: Firstname Lastname, ERAS Number ########" (please replace the appropriate fields with your information).
Please send responses to the prompt to Kimberly.Beach@osumc.edu by October 15, 2013.