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Oral Surgery Residency Mock Interview

30 Oral Surgery Residency Interview Questions and Answer Examples to Help You Prepare for Your Residency Interviews.

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How would you rate your ability to adapt to changing conditions and environments?

Overall, the dental industry is experiencing more rapid changes today than it has over the past 100 years. Your interviewing team also knows that any oral surgery resident they match into their program needs to come with the ability to jump from task to task and rotation to rotation with ease. Your ability to handle and adapt to change with ease will be vital as an oral surgery resident, and your interviewers want to know that you can embrace change and see it as an opportunity for overall improvement.

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30 Oral Surgery Residency Interview Questions & Answers

  • Adaptability

    1. How would you rate your ability to adapt to changing conditions and environments?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. What questions do you have for us about our oral surgery residency program and institution?

  • Behavioral

    3. How do setbacks emotionally affect you?

  • Behavioral

    4. Are you aware of cases of medical malpractice in the oral surgery field? How will you cope if you are faced with one of these situations?

  • Behavioral

    5. How do you typically respond to feedback and criticism on your work?

  • Behavioral

    6. What achievement are you most proud of so far on your path to graduating from dental school and pursuing oral surgery residency?

  • Behavioral

    7. How will you handle working under very close supervision as an oral surgery resident with our program?

  • Behavioral

    8. Talk about a time you had to work closely with someone who had a problematic personality.

  • Communication

    9. How would you describe the interpersonal and communication skills you would bring to our oral surgery residency program?

  • Compatibility

    10. What do you know about our institution, and why do you feel this setting would be a great environment for you?

  • Compatibility

    11. As a prospective oral surgery resident, how do you feel about purely elective cosmetic oral surgery?

  • Competency

    12. Do you have an area of weakness that you would like to improve as you enter oral surgery residency?

  • Competency

    13. Do you feel that your manual dexterity skills are suitable for a career as an oral surgeon?

  • Diligence

    14. Which dentistry-related newspapers, journals, or publications do you read to stay in touch with new dental discoveries and current events?

  • Direct

    15. Do you consider yourself technologically advanced and capable of working with new technologies and equipment as an oral surgery resident?

  • Direct

    16. Have you applied to other oral surgery residency programs? If so, where does our program rank for you?

  • Discovery

    17. What is your plan if you do not match into our oral surgery residency this season?

  • Discovery

    18. Who in your life mentors or inspires you?

  • Discovery

    19. How does your family feel about you pursuing oral surgery residency training? Do they support your career choice?

  • Discovery

    20. Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

  • Discovery

    21. What do you feel is the single most important quality an oral surgeon should possess?

  • Discovery

    22. We will be interviewing many top notch candidates for our oral surgery residency. What makes you stand out from other dental school graduates with the same qualifications?

  • Discovery

    23. At our institution, we want to match dental school graduates with a true passion for oral surgery. What appeals to you most about a practice as an oral surgeon?

  • Diversity

    24. Why do you believe it is important to embrace diversity and inclusion efforts as an oral surgery resident?

  • Education

    25. Talk about your overall academic performance through dental school. Where did you excel, and where could you have improved?

  • Experience

    26. Have you ever had significant dental work done? Tell us about your experience as a patient and what made it memorable.

  • Experience

    27. Talk about the research experience you gained during dental school. How do you feel that benefitted you?

  • Job Satisfaction

    28. There is a high suicide rate among dental professionals. How do you feel about this fact, and how do you plan to remain grounded during your career?

  • Leadership

    29. What leadership qualities do you possess that will allow you to succeed in our oral surgery residency program?

  • Situational

    30. If you were in surgery and call for an instrument that you're told isn't available, and this adds time to the surgery that otherwise would have been much shorter, how would you address the issue?