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Top 30 Anesthesiologist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Provide an example of a problem you were faced with and how you solved it.
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List of Anesthesiologist Interview Questions
  1. Provide an example of a problem you were faced with and how you solved it.
  2. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  3. Where do you see your career as an anesthesiologist taking you in the next 5 years? 10 years?
  4. What do you know about our hospital?
  5. What is one skill you would like to improve upon?
  6. What aspect of anesthesiology excites you the most?
  7. Why did you want to become an Anesthesiologist?
  8. Who has been your mentor during your career as an anesthesiologist?
  9. Do you consider yourself a leader?
  10. How would your best friend describe you?
  11. What precautions do you take for a patient with poor health?
  12. As an Anesthesiologist, there is a chance that your patient will not make it out of surgery. How would you handle that?
  13. Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
  14. What questions do you have for us?
  15. How do you handle a difficult patient?
  16. What is your objective for communicating with a patient prior to surgery?
  17. What are your salary expectations?
  18. How do you manage your time?
  19. What type of work schedule are you looking for?
  20. Tell us what you know about our hospital.
  21. Would you ever consider relocation?
  22. What did you like most about your previous position?
  23. What did you like least about your previous position?
  24. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned on the job?
  25. When it comes to your education, what are you most proud of?
  26. What makes medicine different from other careers with regard to unexpected outcomes?
  27. What has been a challenge as an anesthesiologist, and what did you learn from it?
  28. What other hospitals have you applied to?
  29. Tell me about the most influential moment in your career.
  30. Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?
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Heather Douglass
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Anesthesiologist Information
August 17th, 2017

An Anesthesiologist makes sure that surgeries go smoothly when a patient undergoes anesthesia. In some cases, irregularities in blood pressure or heart rate during surgery can lead to grave consequences. Anesthesiologist care for all ages of patients. Anesthesiologists assure the right dose of medication is administered an infant whose organs are still underdeveloped and who cannot speak to tell you that he's in pain as well as the correct dosage of medication to a mother in labor.

Anesthesiologists are self-motivated and able to work long hours under pressure. Good communication and decision making skills are a must as an Anesthesiologist. As a member of a surgical team, Anesthesiologists must be especially calm and cooperative.

To prepare for your interview just review the details on your resume. The interviewer will have done their homework on you. You look good on paper so now all you need to do is find out more about the facility and how your skills are going to be addition to the team. Have you had the opportunity to work within a facility with specialty clinics allowing you to have complex patients?
Anesthesiologist User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
Provide an example of a problem you were faced with and how you solved it.
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We had a scheduling problem and were short staffed. I stepped in to help reschedule patients with our administrative staff during my downtime.
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Question 2 of 30
What is your greatest accomplishment?
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My greatest accomplishment has been becoming the first child in my family to earn their college degree.
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Maintaining focus during and after the task at hand.
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Getting into the National Junior Honor Society.
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Take care of anesthesia, OB, GS bariatricsurgery, pediatric, ENT . Manage critically ill patients.
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I will try to become the best anesthetist in future by putting efforts on innovations.
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Looking after my mu mwhen she was unwell with cancer.
Question 3 of 30
Where do you see your career as an anesthesiologist taking you in the next 5 years? 10 years?
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In five years I'd like to be working in a smaller facility. In 10 years I will be in a teaching position within the facility.
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I see myself starting my career.
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Successful and graduating from school.
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I see myself having grown in terms of anaesthetic experience and practice, both at a practical level and emotionally. I see myself have improved my managerial, supervisory skills across the board, cause as a consultant one often has that role of managing junior staff and patients, and is involved in more decision making. In particular I am interested in paediatrics anaesthesia because children are a different entity in their management on their own, I enjoy that part of anaesthesia and I only hope to see myself gaining a greater experience in that department, and even a fellowship a later stage.
Question 4 of 30
What do you know about our hospital?
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Your mission, values, and goals as a hospital are what attracted me to the job. I haven't found another organization with goals that align so closely with mine. This is why this hospital is the only hospital that I've applied to.
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Feared initially But we'll run like oil machine Pride themselves on excellent teaching in department.
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Idk what hosptial is urs.
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Level 2 trauma center, acute care center. Cases include neuro, healthy hearts, bariatric procedures, OB
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You hospital has 700 beds.
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It has both doctors and patients.
Question 5 of 30
What is one skill you would like to improve upon?
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I'd like to brush up on my writing skills. When I was in grad school I was published 7 times. I enjoyed the research and presentation. I've been away from it for a bit and would like to get back into it.
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Being better at cutting people up.
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I would like to improve my concentration skills.
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Getting comfortable with certain aspects of anaesthesia- neonate so.
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Making more money that what im making right now.
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Making more money that what im making right now.
Question 6 of 30
What aspect of anesthesiology excites you the most?
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Knowing which medications block the nerves that connect a particular body part or region to the brain, preventing the nerves from carrying pain signals to your brain.
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Question 7 of 30
Why did you want to become an Anesthesiologist?
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When I was in medical school and it was time for me to choose my specialty, Anesthesiology stood out to me because it is a unique and highly technical avenue in medicine
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Combined all specialties.
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I like making people pass out.
Question 8 of 30
Who has been your mentor during your career as an anesthesiologist?
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My mentor has been my father. My father is also an Anesthesiologist so he has been able to help and guide me get to where I am today.
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How would you characterize this career? ( competitive, conservative, rapidly changing, stressful, etc.)
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I chose anesthesia because I like to relive pain.
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It's something I've always studied and wanted to work with.
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I see myself in both clinical practice and academic.
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Team work practical skills patient journey range of patienrs.
Question 9 of 30
Do you consider yourself a leader?
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I'm new to the career field. I don't consider myself a leader at this time in my career but I do consider myself a strong follower which in time will make for an amazing leader.
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Yea cause I have alot of money.
Question 10 of 30
How would your best friend describe you?
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My best friend would tell you about the passion that I have for my work and helping people.
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Very self controlled, always studying also cool, fun.
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Is an anesthesiologist present during the entire operation?
Question 11 of 30
What precautions do you take for a patient with poor health?
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Working with a patient that is obese is one of the greatest challenges that I face as an Anesthesiologist. I always refer back to my training, get a second opinion from a colleague if necessary and treat the patient safely.
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I need to wear a protective suit so I don't get sick myself.
Question 12 of 30
As an Anesthesiologist, there is a chance that your patient will not make it out of surgery. How would you handle that?
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Regardless the situation I keep my composure at all times. I can't let it get to me but I can learn from the situation to possibly avoid it in the future.
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I will go to his or her funeral and shed my tears.
Question 13 of 30
Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
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I'm more of an introvert at work. I tend to keep to myself and immerse myself in my work.
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You spelled introvert wrong. But I am an extrovert.
Question 14 of 30
What questions do you have for us?
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How many Anesthesiologists do you have on staff and what are their roles?
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Do you work with more male or females or about the same?
Question 15 of 30
How do you handle a difficult patient?
Question 16 of 30
What is your objective for communicating with a patient prior to surgery?
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My objective is to assure that the patient fully understands the procedure and answer any questions they or their family may have.
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Question 17 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
Question 18 of 30
How do you manage your time?
Question 19 of 30
What type of work schedule are you looking for?
Question 20 of 30
Tell us what you know about our hospital.
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This company grew, in just 20 years, to consist of 5 large facilities as well as 23 satellite clinics over two states. This company is growing at a rapid pace and I'd be very excited to join the team.
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Question 21 of 30
Would you ever consider relocation?
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For the right position, yes, I would consider relocation.
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Question 22 of 30
What did you like most about your previous position?
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One of the things I like most is being able to mentor our Jr. Anesthesiologists. I enjoy being able to teach to people that are wanting to learn more about their job.
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Question 23 of 30
What did you like least about your previous position?
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The hospital's staff shortage is hard for everyone.
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Question 24 of 30
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned on the job?
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The most valuable lesson I've learned is not to take my administrative staff for granted. I've come to realize that the administrative staff supports the clinic in so many ways to include keeping me gainfully employed. I'm grateful for their support.
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Question 25 of 30
When it comes to your education, what are you most proud of?
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I'm the first in my family to attend and graduate college.
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Question 26 of 30
What makes medicine different from other careers with regard to unexpected outcomes?
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Even though there can be unexpected or undesirable outcomes in medicine there is always something to learn.
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Question 27 of 30
What has been a challenge as an anesthesiologist, and what did you learn from it?
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A challenge I learned early in my career is to be flexible. Emergencies will find their way into a scheduled day and you have to be ready for it. Having good time management, critical thinking skills and a calm demeanor helps me get the job done.
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Question 28 of 30
What other hospitals have you applied to?
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You are the only hospital that I've applied to. Your mission, values, and goals as a hospital are what attracted me to the job. I haven't found another organization with goals that align so close with mine.
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Well i applied to Inland vally hopigtal because its close to home. But i really love this hospital because ther is more oppertunity to excel.
Question 29 of 30
Tell me about the most influential moment in your career.
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The most influential moment in my career was working with my current boss. Dr. Smith has been an Anesthesiologist for 12 years and shared a wealth of information with me. He has been an amazing mentor.
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Question 30 of 30
Are you able to work overtime, evenings or weekends as needed?
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