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What makes being a family practitioner so special to you?

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

Updated on December 4th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Being a physician means you are involved in the lives of many people. While there may be instances when an outcome is not the positive one you may have hoped for, there are also times that things do go well, or something that happens that leaves you feeling fulfilled by your job. Interviewers like to know the things that make you feel happy or well-accomplished in your job.

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"There are many things that are special about being a family practice physician. Being a family practitioner gives me the opportunity to get to know my patients and care for them, often for the long-term versus being an emergency room or specialty physician who may only see a patient a few times. The bonds that we develop with patients is really awesome."

Entry Level
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"Being a family practitioner is a great opportunity. I don't know if I could choose one thing that alone makes being a family physician special. I like the feeling of being able to work in a family atmosphere that I get being a general practitioner."

Experienced
Answer example

"Having the opportunity to care for people in need is a special feeling in itself. Being a physician makes me feel even more special because I have learned skills and obtained knowledge about things that others rely upon to help improve not only their quantity of life, but the quality of their life. That means more than words can tell."

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: 06/23/2013
Last modified on: 12/04/2018
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