Who Wants to be a Resident?

A few days ago, Tara Hunt over at HPG posted a slideshow she created for the 2009 Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference.  It’s an abbreviated, interactive lesson in entrepreneurship packaged as a Q&A, and modeled after the quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? It’s smart.  It’s slick.  It’s creative. It makes its point.  It’s totally Tara; and it is one of the reasons why we should pay attention to her.

This got me thinking…instead of a static FAQ page, what if we made an FAQ for residents using this format?  We can call it Who Wants to be a Resident? We could design the questions so they were of use to both potential residents, program coordinators, and even researchers.  It would be interactive, playful, informative, and, dare I say, fun!

Potential questions might include differences between ‘intern’, ‘resident’, and ‘fellow’, or identifying the Association who defined the differences; most common salary range; university hosting most residents since 2000; university graduating most residents…age, gender, and so on.  We could have some serious fun with it, and it would be pretty valuable since the answers would come from data Damon, Shantrie and I pulled together this year.  (That data has never, ever before been collected, aggregated, and made available to the public btw.  Ahem and thank you.)

What do you think?  Worthwhile?  Useful?  Should I seek permission from the Rogue Lady?

Lay it out in the comments.

5 thoughts on “Who Wants to be a Resident?

  1. Sandy Littletree says:

    I might steal this for recruiting for Knowledge River. “Who Wants to be a KR Scholar?”

    Looks like a fun way to present some data. I could see this being used at the end of an information session.

  2. HDC says:

    This is a good idea – especially if you have data to use as answers. I’ve already shared Tara’s slides with someone working with entrepreneurs. Looks like the presentation/slides are licensed under CC – still wouldn’t hurt to contact her and let her know the idea is being applied in another context.

  3. Megan says:

    sweet. i’m glad you like the idea. i’ll get to work on it after i have some more chapter submissions. ahem. in the meantime, if you have any questions that would make for good trivia questions, let me know. i’ve got about 3 or 4 in my pocket, but could use some more.

    also, kiyomi and i are planning a series of podcasts. if you have any topics in mind for a good podcast, let me know. i think the first one we are going to do involves publishing that first manuscript.

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