Allergist Interview Questions

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D. Leo is a retired Physician and Health Educator. He has also served on Admissions Committees for Medical School and Residency Programs. As a retired Physician, he enjoys writing and helping students prepare for their medical interviews.

Question 1 of 55

How do you handle stress and pressure?

Allergist Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    How do you handle stress and pressure?

  2. 2.

    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?

  3. 3.

    How is your attendance at general staff and department meetings?

  4. 4.

    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?

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    What experience do you have testing for gastrointestinal disorders?

  7. 7.

    How do you feel about telemedicine?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What can you bring to our group/hospital?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about yourself.

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    Are you going to be prescribing opioids?

  20. 20.

    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?

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    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?

  23. 23.

    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?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    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?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    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?

  28. 28.

    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?

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

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

  31. 31.

    What was your greatest accomplishment as an Allergist?

  32. 32.

    What was your biggest disappointment as an allergist?

  33. 33.

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

  34. 34.

    How well do you work with people?

  35. 35.

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

  36. 36.

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

  37. 37.

    Why are you the best allergist for us?

  38. 38.

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

  39. 39.

    What are you doing to keep current in technology?

  40. 40.

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

  41. 41.

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

  42. 42.

    Why should we hire you?

  43. 43.

    Why do you want a career as an allergist?

  44. 44.

    Do you have any questions for us?

  45. 45.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  46. 46.

    What is your most prescribed allergy relief product?

  47. 47.

    Where do you see allergy treatment going in the near future

  48. 48.

    What are your salary expectations?

  49. 49.

    Describe a workplace challenge and how you overcame it.

  50. 50.

    Describe your style of communicating and interacting with others.

  51. 51.

    What are your long term goals?

  52. 52.

    What is anaphylaxis?

  53. 53.

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

  54. 54.

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

  55. 55.

    What do you know about our facility?