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Top 25 Anesthesiologist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 28
In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing the medical industry today?
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Question 2 of 28
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
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"The greatest accomplishment in my career was graduating University as an honors student while still working full time in a related field. I was top of my class, and working full time. This showed me that I could dedicate myself to my career and reach the goals that I set for myself. It felt great to accomplish so much and be recognized for my dedication."
Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give the interviewer a definite idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewer more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

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"My greatest accomplishment has been becoming the first child in my family to earn their Ph.D. It's an exciting time for my family."
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"I have many accomplishments that I am very proud of during my career as an anesthesiologist. Overall, I would say that my greatest work accomplishment is the positive reputation that I have in this industry."
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Question 3 of 28
Where do you see your career as an anesthesiologist taking you in the next 5 years?
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"Ideally, five years from now, I would love to see myself growing into a more prominent leadership role within this facility. My career interests align very nicely with your hospital's growth goals. I see a great long-term fit here."
It's impossible to know where you will be in 5 years but you need to assure the interviewer that, given all possible circumstances, you see yourself working as an anesthesiologist for the long term.

With the advancements in technology and medicine that are happening, this question can be your chance to tell the interviewer that you are excited to be a part of the action. Perhaps you would like to be working as the head of a department, or teaching students who are in their residency program. Maybe you want to return to school to upgrade your education even further. The energy that you put into this answer will show the interviewer your motivation level.

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"In five years I would like to be seen as an authority in our industry. I would like to be well-connected and trusted when it comes to my work within the anesthesiology department."
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"Five years from now, I would like to be teaching residents in this department. I feel like I am progressing at a rate that will make this a possibility."
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Question 4 of 28
What do you know about our hospital?
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"I know that your hospital is the top rated facility for pediatric medicine in this entire state. I was blown away by the positive reviews present online, as well. Your staff and patients seem to all be incredibly happy with the service they receive here."
Make sure you do your homework before your interview. Knowing about the hospital will show the interviewer that you are interested in their particular position and not just floating your resume.

First, mention their goals and mission and how they relate to yours. Talk about any awards and accreditations the hospital has. Reviewing the sites annual reports is another excellent way to brush up on the impact their facility is making.

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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 reputation is why your hospital is the only hospital that I've applied to."
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"Over my years of experience as an anesthesiologist, I have worked with many medical professionals who trained through your hospital. Reputation is important to me, and I know yours is unmatched, which is why I have continued to keep a pulse on new openings at your facility. I am also aware that your hospital consists of 5 large facilities as well as 23 satellite clinics over two states. Your facilities are growing at a rapid pace, and I'd be very excited to join the team."
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Question 5 of 28
How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?
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"I prepared for the questions that you asked me today and am happy with my performance in this interview. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today. Can I ask if there is anything I can clarify for you, or elaborate on, from today's conversation?"
This question is a stress test! The interviewers only want to know if you are happy with your performance in the interview. There is always room for improvement; however, you want to avoid picking your meeting apart.

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"I prepared for the majority of the questions you have asked me today; however, I would like to clarify my answer on one particular point...." (Then, return to the question you may have stumbled on and answer how you would have liked the first time.)"
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"I have greatly enjoyed our conversation today, and I look forward to furthering conversations with your team. Is there anything that I can clarify for you from our meeting today?"
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Question 6 of 28
What aspect of anesthesiology excites you the most?
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Question 7 of 28
Why did you want to become an anesthesiologist?
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Question 8 of 28
Who has been your mentor during your career as an anesthesiologist?
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Question 9 of 28
Tell me about your leadership qualities.
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Question 10 of 28
We believe in the continual development of our faculty, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?
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Question 11 of 28
What precautions do you take for a patient with poor health?
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Question 12 of 28
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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Question 13 of 28
What do you feel is the single most important quality an anesthesiologist should possess?
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Question 14 of 28
What questions do you have for us?
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Question 15 of 28
What type of work schedule are you looking for?
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Question 16 of 28
How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?
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Question 17 of 28
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 18 of 28
What is your communication objective with a patient prior to surgery?
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Question 19 of 28
Would you ever consider relocation?
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Question 20 of 28
Are there any situations when a physician is justified in lying to a patient?
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Question 21 of 28
What other hospitals have you applied to?
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Question 22 of 28
What has been your biggest a challenge as an anesthesiologist, and what did you learn from it?
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Question 23 of 28
How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, and cloning?
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Question 24 of 28
If you could meet anyone in the history of medicine, who would you choose and why?
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Question 25 of 28
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned through your work as an anesthesiologist?
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Question 26 of 28
We want an anesthesiologist who has a true passion for medicine. What appeals to you most about working in this field?
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Question 27 of 28
What do you like most about your current position?
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Question 28 of 28
How do you manage your time?
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About Anesthesiologist

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?

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