Family Physician Interview Questions

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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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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List of 30 Family Physician Interview Questions & Answers

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    Knowing what you know now, what would you say to someone who is considering pursuing a career in medicine?

  2. 2.

    Being a family practice physician requires great attention to detail and often multi-tasking. How do you keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?

  3. 3.

    As a physician, you will often have to deliver discouraging news to patients and their families. How do you handle such hard situations?

  4. 4.

    What makes being a family practitioner so special to you?

  5. 5.

    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?

  6. 6.

    Tell me about a time you had to deal with significant changes in your workplace. How did you manage those changes?

  7. 7.

    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  8. 8.

    Have you ever considered a more concentrated specialty area rather than staying within the Family Practice realm?

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    Are you comfortable with the idea of precepting medical interns?

  10. 10.

    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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    How would your subordinates describe you?

  12. 12.

    What made you choose a career as a family physician?

  13. 13.

    What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to possess?

  14. 14.

    Are you open to working on rotation or split shift schedules, if required for this position?

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    What scares you most about being a physician?

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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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    In your opinion, what are some of the biggest problems in healthcare today?

  18. 18.

    What experience do you have working with peers from diverse background?

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    What is a common misconception that people have about family practitioners?

  20. 20.

    What is something you experienced in medical school that you will always remember?

  21. 21.

    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?

  22. 22.

    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.

  23. 23.

    Tell me one thing about yourself that most people would not know.

  24. 24.

    Are you comfortable speaking to large groups of people?

  25. 25.

    How do you keep up with changes in medicine or trends related to healthcare?

  26. 26.

    What makes you think you are a good family physician?

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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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    Have you ever had a disagreement with a peer or co-worker, and if so, how was it handled?

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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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    How do you approach dealing with an angry patient, and why?