Medical Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Medical Assistant interview, here are 34 interview questions and answer examples.

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How long have you been a medical assistant?

Length of experience will help an interviewer determine what strengths you may have and what area your skills may be most well utilized. Rather than just giving a specific amount of time, also share what your primary responsibilities have been during that time.

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34 Medical Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How long have you been a medical assistant?

  • 2. Can you give me an example of one of the most difficult things you've faced as a medical assistant, and how did you handle it?

  • 3. Do you have experience working with electronic health records?

  • 4. If you could give advice to someone who is considering a career as a medical assistant, what would you tell them?

  • 5. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

  • 6. Being a medical assistant often involves physical exertion, as patients may have to be transferred or lifted, or equipment moved. Are you capable of meeting the physical requirements of this job?

  • 7. Have you ever had a patient be combative toward you? If so, how did you handle the situation?

  • 8. Have you ever considered going back to school to further your degree?

  • 9. If you could change anything about the role of a medical assistant, what would it be?

  • 10. If a patient were to tell you that he does not agree with a doctor's orders, how would you respond?

  • 11. What would you do if a patient complained to you about a coworker's conduct toward him/her?

  • 12. Is there a type of patient or specific diagnosis that you find it more difficult to work with?

  • 13. Are you comfortable taking vital signs on patients?

  • 14. How do you protect the confidentiality of patients?

  • 15. What are your weaknesses?

  • 16. Walk me through your daily work routine.

  • 17. Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker. How did you handle it?

  • 18. What patient population do you think that those working in the healthcare field may find the most difficult to work with?

  • 19. What is your favorite thing about being a medical assistant?

  • 20. How would you handle a situation with an angry patient?

  • 21. What are some administrative skills you have that you think could be of benefit to you in this position?

  • 22. Can you give me an example of how a medical assistant acts as a patient liaison?

  • 23. Healthcare careers are among the top stress-related careers. What do you do to help manage stress on the job?

  • 24. What are some clinical skills that you feel proficient performing that could be utilized in the medical assistant role at our facility?

  • 25. Tell me about a time you experienced a significant change in your workplace and how you handled it.

  • 26. Have you ever received negative feedback from a supervisor, and if so, how did you handle it?

  • 27. What made you choose a career as a medical assistant?

  • 28. How would you handle a situation if a physician was rude to you in front of a patient?

  • 29. Medical assistants often have to tend to nervous or frustrated family members, in addition to stressed patients. How do you approach offering support to your patient's loved ones?

  • 30. Do you feel like you have strong problem-solving skills?

  • 31. What are your long-term professional plans?

  • 32. What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

  • 33. Tell me about one of your favorite patients.

  • 34. If you discovered that a coworker was violating a patient's privacy by discussing his information with someone outside of the care team, how would you respond?