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

1 of 30 Family Physician Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Updated on December 4th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Medicine is a continuously changing field where new technology and processes are developed and introduced on a regular basis. Those that remain stagnant in their knowledge fall behind very quickly. For this question, the interviewer is looking for you to have a passion for continuous learning in your field. Talk about any continuing education you have pursued or any journals/publications that you subscribe to and/or read.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am a firm believer that being a career long learner is extremely important as a physician. I often participate in workshops that are focused on introducing new treatment plans and/or medications so that I can be familiar with new options for my patients. I also subscribe to medical literature."

Experienced
Answer example

"After graduating from a great medical school and having extensive internship training, I knew I would be entering the workforce prepared to begin my career. However, I believe that being willing to learn something new every day is crucial to be an effective health care provider. I participate in health fairs and workshops that are aimed at educating providers on new techniques and treatments and keep current copies of medicine journals to refer to."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 11/26/2014
Last modified on: 12/04/2018
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