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30 Interview Questions & Answers

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What would you describe as your biggest weakness?
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What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to possess?
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Are you open to working on rotation or split shift schedules, if required for this position?
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One of the most important things physicians have to pay attention to is patient confidentiality. Tell me about a time you were trusted with confidential information.
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How do you approach dealing with an angry patient, and why?
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Has there ever been a time when you had to notify a patient of a missed diagnosis or an inaccurate result that was given to you?
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Have you ever had a disagreement with a peer or co-worker, and if so, how was it handled?
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Many physicians report experiencing 'burn out' at some point in their careers. What do you do to help prevent this in your life?
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What makes you think you are a good family physician?
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Being a family practice physician requires great attention to detail and often multi-tasking. How do you keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?
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Tell me about a time you had to deal with significant changes in your workplace. How did you manage those changes?
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How do you keep up with changes in medicine or trends related to healthcare?
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Can you share an experience you've had since practicing in which there was a misunderstanding between you and co-worker but you could laugh about it afterward?
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Have you ever been responsible for hiring new employees? If so, what qualities did you look for in a candidate, and do you feel like you possess those qualities?
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Are you comfortable speaking to large groups of people?
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How would your subordinates describe you?
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Tell me one thing about yourself that most people would not know.
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What made you choose a career as a family physician?
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Being a physician can be very stressful. What are some things that you do to promote a healthy balance between work and your personal life?
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Are you comfortable with the idea of precepting medical interns?
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What is something you experienced in medical school that you think you will always remember?
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What is a common misconception that people have about family practitioners?
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What experience do you have working with peers from diverse background?
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As a physician, you will often have to deliver discouraging news to patients and their families. How do you handle such hard situations?
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Have you ever considered a more concentrated specialty area rather than staying within the Family Practice realm?
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In your opinion, what are some of the biggest problems in healthcare today?
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What makes being a family practitioner so special to you?
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Tell me a problem with a patient where you may have been misinformed about the patient's symptoms and had to re-evaluate a care plan or a time that a patient was afraid of treatment and had to be educated further before following through with care.
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Knowing what you know now, what would you say to someone who is considering pursuing a career in medicine?
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What scares you most about being a physician?
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