Pacific University Physician Assistant

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Question 1 of 30

At Pacific University we believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

Pacific University Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    At Pacific University we believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

  2. 2.

    How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?

  3. 3.

    What do you know about Pacific University?

  4. 4.

    What is your favorite area of medicine so far? Which is your least favorite? Why?

  5. 5.

    How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?

  6. 6.

    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

  7. 7.

    Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

  8. 8.

    What questions do you have for us about Pacific University?

  9. 9.

    What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to becoming a physician's assistant?

  10. 10.

    What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?

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    Which medical related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new medical discoveries, and current events?

  12. 12.

    Why should we accept you over another student with the same qualifications?

  13. 13.

    At Pacific University we want students who have a true passion for medicine. What appeals to you most, about working in the medical field?

  14. 14.

    In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing the medical industry today?

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    What do you feel is the single most important quality a Physician's Assistant should possess?

  16. 16.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

  17. 17.

    If you could meet anyone in the history of medicine, who would you choose and why?

  18. 18.

    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending Pacific University.

  19. 19.

    What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to Pacific University?

  20. 20.

    Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

  21. 21.

    What are you reading right now?

  22. 22.

    Talk to us about your experience and thoughts on handling blood and other bodily fluids. You will be subject to difficult scenarios in your role as a physician's assistant. How do you feel about this?

  23. 23.

    What other schools have you applied to and where does Pacific University rank?

  24. 24.

    How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, and cloning?

  25. 25.

    How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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    How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?

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    As a physician's assistant you need to gain certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Have you started preparing for the PA-C exam?

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    In order to keep your PA-C certification, you need to perform 100 hours of continued education every 24 months. What is your continued education plan?

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    How does your family feel about you becoming a physician's assistant? Do you have a great deal of support?