Emergency Room Physician Mock Interview

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Are there any things in your past that would show up in a background check done on you?

"I had a problem with alcohol as a teenager and I recognized I had a problem, so I self-referred myself for help. Rehab required a prevention program, and I can furnish a completion certificate if you want. I consider this part of ancient history for me, and I have had no problems since."

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20 Emergency Room Physician Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Are there any things in your past that would show up in a background check done on you?

  • 2. What would you do if a verbally abusive patient were to begin shouting ethnic slurs that your other patients found disturbing?

  • 3. What can you think of that might improve the ER we provide and the services we offer?

  • 4. If you are treating someone repeatedly for crises that occur because he or she won't modify a certain lifestyle, how can you help this patient?

  • 5. How would respond to a substance abuse patient having a seizure or other life-threatening event because of withdrawal? Should you deny him and teach him a lesson or give him what he needs?

  • 6. There are things you will see every day in the ER most people only see once in a lifetime, if at all. What measures do you use to remain objective or even avoid the depression that naturally comes from such consistent exposure to tragedy?

  • 7. How do you feel about law enforcement entering your sphere if your patient is involved in a crime"”as either a victim or perpetrator?

  • 8. If the Executive Committee summoned you to address a practice issue of yours that had clinical importance, such as a medical dose error, what would you do?

  • 9. Would you be willing to use our proprietary electronic health records?

  • 10. Pregnancy termination is a controversial subject, even when extended to 'emergency contraception.' Would have any issues providing such treatment, especially in a case of rape or incest?

  • 11. Please introduce yourself and tell me something about why you're applying here?

  • 12. What would you do if a patient were combative and verbally abusive, even including spitting and forcefully removing things like IVs and catheters?

  • 13. What invasive procedures are you uncomfortable with?

  • 14. If you were to see a peer having difficulty with an emergency procedure (e.g., blood gas retrieval, chest tube placement, intubation, etc.), how would you respond?

  • 15. An Emergency Medicine physician traditionally does not see patients after they leave the ER. Do you plan to interact with the patients who have required admission after their ER incidents?

  • 16. Do you have any medical conditions that might affect your dependability?

  • 17. Here we have a policy of our staff not moonlighting as a medical expert for medical malpractice law firms, since you're paid an annual salary. Do you have a problem with that?

  • 18. Have you had any lawsuits or settlements?

  • 19. What do you feel you can personally bring to our group?

  • 20. What is it about [ENTITY REPRESENTED BY INTERVIEWER] that made you select us?