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Epidemiologist Interview

30 Questions and Answers Written by Heather Douglass

Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.
Question 1 of 30
How would you design a surveillance system for young children?
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How to Answer
A surveillance system is used to examine public health issues across several years, track trends, compare health among groups of people, and determine whether something is improving or worsening for a specific group of people. As an Epidemiologist, would you choose active, passive or sentinel surveillance system? Whichever you choose, tell the interviewer why and what the outcome was.
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Question 2 of 30
Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others.
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How to Answer
As an Epidemiologist, your research can help millions of people and impact serious changes in the world. Focus on telling the interviewer how you positively made a change.

Question 3 of 30
Give me an example of when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?
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As an Epidemiologist, you make take risks in your job, within your research or how you present information. Whatever your risk was, tell the interviewer about it with confidence. Tell the interviewer that you take risks to think outside the box and get people thinking.

Question 4 of 30
Are you experienced in speeches and presentations? How do you prepare for these?
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How to Answer
Hopefully one of your weaknesses isn't public speaking. If public speaking isn't a strength be sure to mention it but add that you are working at it improving yourself and getting more comfortable. Tell the interviewer what your tricks are to professionally deliver information to the audience. This is not the time to tell the interviewer that you picture everyone naked.

Question 5 of 30
Walk me through how you prepare technical and research reports and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public.
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The interviewer is asking you to walk them through your process of preparing research to present it to a crowd. The interviewer is asking you this question to evaluate your organization and presentation skills.

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Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
First written on: 11/04/2014
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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