Cardiologist Mock Interview

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

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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?

"Although I would not choose to see this patient electively under non-acute circumstances, I would follow policy and accept him or her without any personal asides to the patient. An acute cardiac event doesn't lend itself the luxury of picking or choosing by the patient or the doctor. If the situation allowed and the patient chose not to accept me as his or her doctor for this episode, I would call the Patient Advocate and arrange a consultation with the patient to remedy the conflict."

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25 Cardiologist Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Cardiologist interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 5 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our answers.

  • 1. 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?

  • 2. If you are summoned to a code by a hospital-wide announcement and, when you arrive, it is being run by a physician you feel is less qualified than you, how would you ensure the patient is getting the best management?

  • 3. Do you have any personal feelings for or against nurse practitioners or PAs who may be on staff?

  • 4. Many third-party payers are now basing reimbursement on evidence-based medicine. Do you agree this is the best way to practice?

  • 5. Do you have any hesitation referring to another cardiovascular specialist (e.g., cardiac surgeon, chest surgeon, vascular surgeon, or even an interventional radiologist) or other internal medicine subspecialty?

  • 6. Do you accept Medicare assignment?

  • 7. How is your attendance at general staff and department meetings?

  • 8. 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?

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

  • 10. 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?

  • 11. If you were to receive a communication from the Executive Committee about a practice issue of yours that it feels could have clinical repercussions, or to justify your complication rate, how would you address the members when meeting with them?

  • 12. 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?

  • 13. Would you be willing to accept whatever electronic medical record process is in use here?"¨

  • 14. Tell me about yourself.

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

  • 16. Are you going to be doing any chronic pain care?

  • 17. How do you feel about telemedicine?

  • 18. What invasive procedures are you planning to do?

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

  • 20. Do you have any personal problems with our seeing or assigning you indigent or "charity" cases?

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

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

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

  • 24. What can you bring to our group/hospital?

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