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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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A fellow medical student often shows up on rotation hung-over and smelling like alcohol. You decide to talk to them in private. Enter the room and have this conversation.

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Multiple Mini Interview Questions & Answers

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    A fellow medical student often shows up on rotation hung-over and smelling like alcohol. You decide to talk to them in private. Enter the room and have this conversation.

      How to Answer

      This question is a role-play opportunity or 'acting' question. For acting questions, a panel of interviewers, or perhaps even an actor, will be waiting in the interview room, and you must approach the situation as you would in real life. This role play, or acting style question requires you to enter the room in character and speak to the panel as though they are the fellow medical student that you are approaching in regards to their drinking habits. The interview panel will be looking for strength in character, proper concern, empathy, and an attitude of helpfulness towards your peer.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I've noticed some concerning behavior, and because I like you and care about you, I thought I should approach you in person before reporting any observations to our supervisor. For the past few weeks, I have noticed you smell like alcohol and often appear disheveled from what seems to be a lack of rest. Is there anything going on in your life that you need to discuss? If you are not comfortable opening up to me, there are many resources available to help with the stress and pressure of medical school. I want what is best for you, and for you to succeed, I think it's time you put some thought into improving how you show up to your rotations."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "How have the rotations been for you? They have been exhausting for me, both physically and emotionally. Have you been able to cope with the stressful rotations? I know we're all feeling stressed about the long hours and constant work we have to do. Have you been doing anything to take your mind off the rotations? Yeah, I know, we're all busy. Any activity you've been doing to relax? Have you been sleeping well? I am concerned because I have noticed you are smelling of alcohol during the shifts. Is there anything you'd like to talk about? If any of us are not at our best, the patients suffer. Would you like someone to talk to? I am available to talk as well as our colleagues if you'd like. Are you sure you're okay to see patients? I can cover for you if you'd like. I am worried about your well-being as well as the well-being of our patients. If this behavior persists, I will have to tell our attending. Patient safety is my utmost priority."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You ask some really great questions here, and it sounds like the hope is that your colleague will open up to you and have a transparent conversation that leads to change. It's great that you emphasize putting patient safety first.

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