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Chiropractor Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your Chiropractor interview, here are 49 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you stay current on new techniques and new therapies?

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Chiropractic medicine has moved far beyond just bone cracking, over the decades. Assure the interviewer that you are aware and engaged when it comes to new chiropractic techniques.



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49 Chiropractor Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How do you stay current on new techniques and new therapies?

      How to Answer

      Chiropractic medicine has moved far beyond just bone cracking, over the decades. Assure the interviewer that you are aware and engaged when it comes to new chiropractic techniques.



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      1st Answer Example

      "I stay on top of new trends and techniques in therapies through a variety of blogs, chiropractic focused magazines and wellness leaders. I understand that overall wellness is trending and I am happy to be on top of those trends."

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  • 2. Would you practice as a chiropractor in the inner city and less desired areas? Why or why not?

      How to Answer

      If you are newer to your career you are more likely to agree to work in a medical center in any community, regardless of it's status. Talk to the interviewer about your goals and preferences when it comes to the location of your practice.



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      "Earlier in my career I would certainly have taken my practice anywhere. I am much more established now and would prefer to have my practice in the community where I live. I have a strong customer base and am well known in this area of the city."

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  • 3. How has a career in medicine shaped you personally?

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      Do you feel that your career as a medical professional has also influenced your personal life? Talk to the interviewer about how it has.



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      "My career in medicine has greatly shaped who I am today. It has made me more compassionate and willing to help others. I am more selfless and aware of the needs of those around me. Especially as a chiropractor, I feel that my exposure to people in pain has made me more empathetic."

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  • 4. If you could invite four people to dinner, who would they be and why would you invite them?

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      If you could have dinner with anyone of your choosing, who would that be, and why? Your answer should be insightful and thought provoking as it will give the interviewer a strong idea of who you admire.



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  • 5. Some healthcare professionals are opposed to chiropractic, stating that it is expensive and unnecessary. As a chiropractor, how do you feel you will be able to negate these claims?

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      As a medical professional it can be frustrating and difficult to hear from other well educated peers that your profession isn't 'necessary'. Discuss with the interviewer how you react to these types of allegations and how you combat them.



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  • 6. Chiropractors emphasize to their patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. How do you plan to model this behavior to your patients?

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      Oftentimes, Chiropractors are known as the medical professionals who are the most open with their patients regarding their overall health. Talk to the interviewer about the steps that you take with your patients in order to help them create a healthy and balanced lifestyle.



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  • 7. If being a chiropractor had not been an option, what other medical profession would you have chosen?

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      In a world where being a chiropractor is not an option, what other areas of medicine interest you? Talk to the interviewer about the alternate path you would have taken.



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  • 8. Which of your post-secondary courses interested you the most?

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      During your post-secondary studies, which courses do you feel were the most interesting and which ones did you succeed in the most? Discuss your post-secondary experience with the interviewer.



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  • 9. Are you multi-lingual?

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      The ability to speak multiple languages can help you in your practice, especially if you live in a region where multiple languages are recognized. Let the interviewer know about any special language related skills you may have.



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  • 10. Name a meaningful experience you've had and how it shaped you to pursue work as a Chiropractor.

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      Have you had a significant experience in your life that led you to become a chiropractor? Talk to the interviewer about an "ah-ha moment" that you may have had in your earlier years that shaped your path.



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  • 11. Name something you are most proud of.

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      Giving an example from your past, talk about what accomplishment you are most proud of. Be sure to circle back and discuss how this accomplishment has made you a great chiropractor.



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  • 12. Why would you be an excellent fit for our medical center?

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      As a chiropractor, what do you think you will bring this medical center that not everyone can? What makes you a stand-out candidate?



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  • 13. Tell me about a time that you have had a conflict with a patient. How did you resolve it?

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      Direct patient conflict could be rare in your practice but it does happen. Discuss with the interviewer how you would resolve a conflict with a patient.



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  • 14. As a medical professional you need to be careful of assisting people outside of your insured medical centre. If you witnessed an accident would you stop and help the victims, knowing that doing so might lead to a lawsuit against you?

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      Are you the type of individual to assist someone in need, without a second thought? Or - are you the type to be very aware of the potential dangers of assisting strangers who could sue you for damages? Talk to the interviewer about how you feel you would react in an emergency situation.



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  • 15. What are your salary expectations?

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      The best way to discuss your salary expectations are to use your current earnings as an example. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.



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  • 16. We were initially looking for someone with 5 years' experience in a similar role. Considering you have just 2 years' experience, would you be willing to accept this position at a lower salary?

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      Are you willing to earn your way up if the interviewer does not want to offer you top compensation? Discuss with the interviewer what you would expect for compensation if you were offered this position.



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  • 17. Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?

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      In addition to compensation, there are many other factors to a fulfilling career. Talk to the interviewer about other factors that are important to you when considering a new job.



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  • 18. When have you faced an unexpecting difficulty?

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      How you face unexpected difficulty can say a lot about your character. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have faced an unexpected difficulty. How did you handle the situation?



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  • 19. When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?

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      Have you been asked to change your priorities on a dime? How do you react to this kind of shift in priorities? Assure the interviewer that you are able to respond in a professional manner when it comes to sudden changes.



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  • 20. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

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      On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in communication? Why did you choose that particular rating for yourself?



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  • 21. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.

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      On occasion, mistakes will happen and communication will be broken. Talk to the interviewer about a time that this occurred in the workplace. How did you resolve the situation?



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  • 22. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

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      Is honesty always the best policy? Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on honesty in the workplace.



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  • 23. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

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      Companies will have confidentiality agreements for a variety of reasons. These could be to protect their trade secrets or to ensure that you do not bring clients over on the occasion that you leave their company. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on confidentiality agreements.



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  • 24. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?

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      If you were to be the successful candidate, when do you expect to make a viable contribution to the organization? Talk to the interviewer about your plan to make a fast impact.



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  • 25. What part of this career brings you the most stress?

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      Stress can often be a regular part of the day to day work experience. Talk to the interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position. (IE: a bus driver should not find driving to be the most stressful part of the job).



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  • 26. What are your hobbies?

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      Your hobbies and interests can tell a lot about you. Share with the interviewer what keeps you busy and engaged in your off hours.



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  • 27. How are you a match for our medical center?

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      What makes you a stand-out candidate compared to the others who are interviewing for this position? Be sure to highlight for the interviewer the skills that you feel are unique and desired. If you can match your skills with the needs of the company, even better!

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  • 28. Why did you choose to become a chiropractor?

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      What brought you to a career as a chiropractor? Talk to the interviewer about the factors that led you to choose this career path.

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  • 29. If you could meet any trailblazer in medical history, who would it be, and why?

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      If you are passionate about medicine, you likely have a medical trailblazer that you admire. Talk to the interviewer about who that person is to you. If you'd like you can even ask the interviewer the same question in return. This can spark a really interesting conversation that the interviewer won't soon forget.

      Here is a sample answer"‹: "A particular trailblazer that I would love to have met is Henry Gray. He wrote the most influential textbook on human anatomy, in 1855, called 'Grey's Anatomy'. The detailed descriptions and illustrations were incomparable to anything in its time. It strongly influenced chiropractic medicine."

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  • 30. What area of chiropractic do you feel you could improve the most?

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      Everyone has room to improve in some area. Share with the interviewer the area of your practice where you think you could improve the most. Be careful to avoid talking yourself out of a job. You do not want your largest area of improvement to be a requirement of this role.

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  • 31. How would you describe the relationship between science and medicine?

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      There has always been some controversy in the medical world on how science plays a part in medicine, especially when it comes to alternative and homeopathic remedies. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on the relationship between science and medicine.

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  • 32. What are your 3 favorite things about yourself, and how do those 3 things help you as a successful chiropractor?

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      Successful individuals always understand which personality and character traits are responsible for helping them to persevere. What are your favorite things about yourself and how have those qualities helped you to achieve success in your career as a chiropractor? Don't be shy to brag about yourself just a little bit!



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  • 33. What is your personal philosophy or motto when it comes to your medical practice?

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      Assure the interviewer that you are a thoughtful and dedicated medical professional. If you had a motto or a personal philosophy when it came to your practice what would it be?



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  • 34. What is one chiropractic technique you could do without, and why?

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      There are many different chiropractic techniques and you will certainly not be expected to enjoy, or agree with, all of them. When you answer this question be sure to have a full understanding of the chiropractic techniques that this particular clinic specializes in. You don't want to talk your way out of the position by mentioning a core technique that they rely on.



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  • 35. What do you enjoy most about your day to day life as a chiropractor?

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      On a daily basis, what keeps you engaged and happy to come to work? Share with the interviewer what you enjoy the most in your day and why. This will help the interviewer to understand how to best keep you motivated, should you be the successful candidate.



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  • 36. I'd like to discuss your volunteer work. Tell me about your involvement in the community and/or abroad.

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      It is important to spend time giving back to your community. Assure the interviewer that you understand the needs of your community and that you are willing to be selfless with your time.



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  • 37. Would you consider yourself a leader or a follower? Why?

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      Talk to the interviewer a bit about your personality type. Assure them that you will be a 'fit' for their clinic. You will want to highlight your leadership skills but also the fact that you are able to take direction.



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  • 38. What do you do in your spare time to improve your chiropractic knowledge?

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      Share with the interviewer how you continue to improve your chiropractic knowledge. Assure the interviewer that you are interested in your line of work and that you're willing to spend your spare time expanding your knowledge.

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  • 39. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good chiropractor/medical professional?

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      The qualities that you admire the most in other chiropractors should be qualities that you possess or are currently working on. Talk to the interviewer about the things that you feel are most important for the success of a medical professional.



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  • 40. If you could do anything different in your education, what would you have done?

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      Are you satisfied with the education that you received, and your performance during medical school? Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary experience and what you would have changed if you had the chance.



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  • 41. In your view, what is the most pressing problem facing modern medicine today?

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      There is always room for improvement in modern medicine. Talk to the interviewer about what you feel is the most pressing issue we face today. This is a great opportunity for a healthy discussion.



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  • 42. How would you handle a patient that had major disfigurations or lesions on their body?

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      Assure the interviewer that you are able to professionally handle a situation like this. Give an example, if possible, on how you have handled a patient like this in the past.



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  • 43. If hired for our medical centre, how would you make an impact on our patients right away?

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      Assure the interviewer that you plan to make a fast impact if hired. Would you bring in fresh business, alleviate some of the wait time currently in the clinic, or provide new services they do not yet offer?



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  • 44. How do you think your personal background and upbringing has shaped you as a chiropractor?

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      It is okay to be a little bit personal when you answer a question like this. Talk to the interviewer about the experiences in your personal life that attribute to your path as a chiropractor.



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  • 45. As a chiropractor it is important to be comfortable working one on one with patients. Would you consider yourself a good conversationalist and are you a natural around strangers?

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      Assure the interviewer that you can easily carry on a comfortable conversation with your patients. Talk about the current patient relationships that you have as well as your social strengths.



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  • 46. Have you ever witnessed health care in a third world country? If so, tell me about the exposure and what you took away from it.

      How to Answer

      Witnessing health care in a third world country is a very eye opening experience. Talk to the interviewer about your exposure to this type of experience.



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  • 47. Being a chiropractor can be very demanding and stressful at times. When you need to take a breather, or let off some steam, what do you do?

      How to Answer

      Being in the medical field, you can have some serious stress at work. Assure the interviewer that you have ways of relieving your stress and preventing overload.



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  • 48. Discuss National Health Insurance and how it has affected your patients and practice.

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      How has National Health Insurance assisted or hindered your practice and patients? Discuss this topic briefly with the interviewer.



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  • 49. What is the most recent book you have read simply for pleasure. Why did you choose it?

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      "What are you reading?" is a really great question that allows the interviewer to gain insight into the topics that you prefer to engage yourself in when you are not working. Share with the interviewer what you are currently reading, or what you have most recently read.



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