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Family Practice Physician Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Family Practice Physician interview, here are 20 interview questions and answer examples.

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Are you going to be doing obstetrics, and if so, are you willing to back up midwives doing deliveries?

This answer is simple if you don't plan on doing deliveries. If you do, midwifery home births and natural childbirth are constantly in vogue within varying percentages of a hospital's demographics. When you appreciate that the only reason you'd become involved is when a serious problem came up, you will realize that being a part of this scheme means you'll dodge the liability (and rightfully so), by having the patient cared for by an obstetrician or maternal fetal specialist. This shouldn't bother you if it's part of the hospital service, but home deliveries are a different liability altogether. You should state that the very nature of referral from a midwife means a specialist in obstetrics is needed. Not you.

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20 Family Practice Physician Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Are you going to be doing obstetrics, and if so, are you willing to back up midwives doing deliveries?

  • 2. How is your attendance at general staff and department meetings?

  • 3. What would be your response to hearing a code being called in the middle of the night, as you're getting ready to go home after attending a patient?

  • 4. Would you be willing to serve on a committee investigating an issue concerning one of your colleagues?

  • 5. How timely is your practice to sign off on chart entries and make all of your dictations current? Have you ever been suspended from a staff for failure to do these?

  • 6. If you were to receive a communication from the Executive Committee about a practice issue of yours that it seems could have clinical repercussions, how would you address the members, when meeting with them?

  • 7. How would you handle a problem in which Utilization Review wants you to discharge a patient who you feel isn't medically ready for discharge?

  • 8. Would you be willing to accept whatever electronic medical record process is in use here?

  • 9. If you're on a rotational call for indigent patients or patients without a doctor, how would you feel about having to see a patient in the ED whom you had dismissed from your practice?

  • 10. Are there any substance abuse, domestic violence, or other background items that could impact the integrity of our hospital/group?

  • 11. Tell me a little about yourself.

  • 12. How do you feel about telemedicine?

  • 13. What invasive procedures are you planning to do?

  • 14. If you were to see a peer doing or saying something inappropriate, how would you respond?

  • 15. Do you have any personal problems with our seeing or assigning you indigent or "charity" cases?

  • 16. If you're not available, due to illness or vacation, for example, how will your patients be cared for?

  • 17. We have a policy of _______. Do you have a problem with that?

  • 18. Do you have any current or previous lawsuits, including any settlements?

  • 19. What can you bring to our group/hospital?

  • 20. What is it about this group/hospital that makes you want to be a part of it?