Geriatric Physician Mock Interview

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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?

"Although I would not choose to see this patient electively, I would follow policy and accept him or her without any personal asides to the patient. If the patient chose not to accept me as his or her doctor for this episode, I would call the Patient Advocate and arrange a consultation with the patient to remedy the conflict."

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25 Geriatric Physician Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. 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?

  • 2. If a patient with severe dementia has two equally authorized persons disagreeing with management, e.g., two children or two siblings, how will you decide whose directives to follow?

  • 3. If your patient is terminal and is at home with Hospice in terrible pain, how do you feel about medicating him or her for pain relief if you know it will hasten death?

  • 4. Do you feel a DNR advanced directive patient should take up a spot in the ICU?

  • 5. Many people, especially family members, feel that their loved one requires intensive care. What is your feeling regarding placement, if the patient doesn't actually require this?

  • 6. How would you handle a family member who disagrees with the intentions of your patient's Advanced Directive?

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

  • 8. 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?

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

  • 10. 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?

  • 11. 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?

  • 12. 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?

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

  • 14. Tell me about yourself.

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

  • 16. Are you going to be doing any chronic pain care?

  • 17. How do you feel about telemedicine?

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

  • 19. If you were to see a peer disrespecting an elderly patient or doing or saying something inappropriate, how would you respond?

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

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

  • 22. Here we have a policy of _______. Do you have a problem with that?

  • 23. Do you have any lawsuits currently or in the past, including any settlements?

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

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