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Allergist Interview Questions

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D. Leo is a retired OBGYN, pelvic surgeon, and health educator. He is also a published non-fiction author for McGraw-Hill.

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How well do you work with people?

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Allergist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    How well do you work with people?

  2. 2.

    If you were to see a peer doing or saying something inappropriate, how would you respond?

  3. 3.

    Do you have any personal problems with our seeing or assigning you indigent or “charity” cases?

  4. 4.

    Why do you want a career as an allergist?

  5. 5.

    How do you feel when another medical professional criticizes your work?

  6. 6.

    Tell me about yourself.

  7. 7.

    What is anaphylaxis?

  8. 8.

    What are your salary expectations?

  9. 9.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  10. 10.

    What are the three most important qualities you demonstrate as a leader?

  11. 11.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  12. 12.

    Why should we hire you?

  13. 13.

    Do you have any questions for us?

  14. 14.

    What is your most prescribed allergy relief product?

  15. 15.

    Where do you see allergy treatment going in the near future

  16. 16.

    Describe a workplace challenge and how you overcame it.

  17. 17.

    Describe your style of communicating and interacting with others.

  18. 18.

    What are your long term goals?

  19. 19.

    Which immuno suppressive agents do you prefer to use with your patients?

  20. 20.

    What is it about this group/hospital that makes you want to be a part of it?

  21. 21.

    What can you bring to our group/hospital?

  22. 22.

    Do you have any lawsuits currently or in the past, including any settlements?

  23. 23.

    Here we have a policy of _______. Do you have a problem with that?

  24. 24.

    If you’re not available, due to illness or vacation, for example, how will your patients be cared for?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle stress and pressure?

  26. 26.

    What was your greatest accomplishment as an Allergist?

  27. 27.

    What was your biggest disappointment as an allergist?

  28. 28.

    How would you handle a family member who disagrees with your management?

  29. 29.

    What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?

  30. 30.

    How do you feel about telemedicine?

  31. 31.

    Are you going to be prescribing opioids?

  32. 32.

    What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?

  33. 33.

    Are there any substance abuse, domestic violence, or other background items that could impact the integrity of our hospital/group?

  34. 34.

    How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?

  35. 35.

    If you’re on a rotational call for indigent patients or patients without a doctor, how would you feel about having to see a patient in the ED whom you had dismissed from your practice?

  36. 36.

    Why are you the best allergist for us?

  37. 37.

    Would you be willing to accept whatever electronic medical record process is in use here?

  38. 38.

    As an Allergist, what do you believe is your best asset?

  39. 39.

    How would you handle a problem in which Utilization Review wants you to discharge a patient who you feel isn’t medically ready for discharge?

  40. 40.

    What are you doing to keep current in technology?

  41. 41.

    If you were to receive a communication from the Executive Committee about a practice issue of yours that it seems could have clinical repercussions, how would you address the members when meeting with them?

  42. 42.

    What single project or task would you consider the most significant accomplishment in your career so far?

  43. 43.

    How timely is your practice to sign off on chart entries and make all of your dictations current? Have you ever been suspended from a staff for failure to do these?

  44. 44.

    Tell me a problem you faced where you were unsure the answer. How did you research the problem and find a correct solution?

  45. 45.

    Would you be willing to serve on a committee investigating an issue with one of your colleagues?

  46. 46.

    What would be your response to hearing a code being called in the middle of the night as you’re getting ready to go home after attending a patient?

  47. 47.

    How is your attendance at general staff and department meetings?

  48. 48.

    If an OBGYN wanted your opinion of treating a patient with syphilis who is allergic to penicillin, what would you advise?

  49. 49.

    If penicillin were the drug of choice for a patient who claims he had an allergic reaction to it 30 years ago, would you consider giving it now?

  50. 50.

    How would you approach a patient claiming to have a reaction to a medicine he/she has been on all his/her life, with the additional aspect being it is a reaction that isn’t typical of an allergy?

  51. 51.

    If you’re in the ED with a patient with severe asthma who requires intubation and you have been unsuccessful in inserting the endotube, what would you do?

  52. 52.

    If you suspect Munchausen by proxy—that is, a factitious disorder imposed by another—how would you handle this?

  53. 53.

    Are you comfortable making tough decisions when it comes to patient care?

  54. 54.

    What do you know about our facility?

  55. 55.

    What experience do you have testing for gastrointestinal disorders?