Anesthesiologist Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Anesthesiologist Assistant interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you use Atropine on a patient who has had a heart transplant?

The interviewer is asking this question to assess the candidate's knowledge on how to care for a patient during and after a heart transplant. Because the anesthesiology assistant is required to administer drugs and medications to patients during and after operations, it is extremely important that they understand which drugs are appropriate for which patients. In the case of administering Atropine for heart transplant patients, it is contraindicated, because the patients' hearts are denervated and will not respond to the drug. To successfully answer this question, the candidate should clearly state that they will not administer Atropine and provide an example of an alternative drug they would administer to a heart transplant patient instead.

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25 Anesthesiologist Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Do you use Atropine on a patient who has had a heart transplant?

  • 2. What experience do you have administering regional anesthesia during surgical procedures?

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  • 4. Are you comfortable organizing staff and workload?

  • 5. What are vasoactive drips and when would you use them?

  • 6. What is your experience using ACLS protocols?

  • 7. What positive impacts have you made in your current or previous position as an anesthesiologist assistant?

  • 8. What hours are you available to work?

  • 9. What injections have you performed to help relieve patients' chronic pain?

  • 10. Do you have experience working with chronic pain patients? If so, please describe.

  • 11. How do you interpret arterial blood gas?

  • 12. Describe your experience administering general or local anesthesia.

  • 13. In addition to collecting history, physical, and pre-op lab tests on a patient, what do you do to prepare for a procedure?

  • 14. How many years of experience do you have as an anesthesiologist assistant?

  • 15. What types of airway management interventions are you comfortable providing?

  • 16. What do you feel is the most important skill an anesthesiologist assistant should possess?

  • 17. Why are you the best anesthesiologist assistant for us?

  • 18. Do you have experience training other professionals on anesthesia practices? If so, tell us about your experiences.

  • 19. How do you handle conflict in the workplace?

  • 20. Do you prefer working alone or working on a team?

  • 21. Tell me about a patient situation where you were unsure of how to proceed. How did you manage and resolve the situation?

  • 22. What was your greatest accomplishment as an anesthesiologist assistant?

  • 23. How do you handle stress and pressure as it relates to your job as an anesthesiologist assistant?

  • 24. How do you approach a difficult patient or family member?

  • 25. Are you a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant?