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Family Physician Interview

30 Family Physician Questions and Answers 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.

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What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

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    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

      This is probably one of the most dreaded questions in a job interview. Answering this question requires self evaluation and honesty. Remember, whatever weakness you decide to share, make sure it is not a key characteristic needed to perform your job as a physician.

      Darby's Answer

      "I think one of my biggest weaknesses is that I can get sidetracked easily. I recognize that in myself and have made a conscious effort to plan my day as much as possible and to stay on target."

      Darby's Answer

      "I know you may not think this about a physician, but one of my weaknesses is that I often get nervous around people I don't know. I know we all do that to a certain degree, but for me, it became something that I was very aware of. I now try to attend social activities where I know there are going to be opportunities to meet new people so that I can overcome social anxiety."

      Darby's Answer

      "My biggest weakness has to be that I take on too many projects at once. While being involved and participating in various things is fun and can be good for a person, I tend to take on several things and then leave some projects unfinished. I have begun to limit myself to only taking on a few projects at a time so that I can devote the necessary time to staying on task."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I tend to let people talk a little longer than I should, perhaps because I’m focused on listening, and it may impair my efficiency. I recognize this in myself, and I have made a conscious effort to keep a targeted map of what I need to get through during my patient encounters while maintaining empathy and care in every meeting."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is a helpful realization, and it's nice that you are already showing what you will do to correct this behavior during your patient encounters. It seems you are highly self-aware, which is a valuable quality.

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