PICU Fellowship Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your PICU Fellowship interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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Would you have any worries or fears about joining our PICU Fellowship program?

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List of 35 PICU Fellowship Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Would you have any worries or fears about joining our PICU Fellowship program?

  2. 2.

    As a PICU Fellow, how will you explain complex procedures and diagnoses to the families of your patients using verbal instructions?

  3. 3.

    Tell us about a time you had a conflict with a family member of a patient during your residency training. How was it resolved in a healthy manner?

  4. 4.

    What was the biggest challenge you faced in your residency training program?

  5. 5.

    Talk about the most interesting case you were exposed to during your Pediatrics Residency training. What made it so interesting to you?

  6. 6.

    As a new trainee in our PICU Fellowship program, how will you respond when asked to do a procedure or task that you are unfamiliar with and uncomfortable handling?

  7. 7.

    What motivated you to pursue Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship training?

  8. 8.

    What are some key things that you are looking for in a PICU Fellowship program?

  9. 9.

    If we asked your friends, what would they say are your strengths and weaknesses?

  10. 10.

    Are you considering or interviewing with any other PICU Fellowship programs?

  11. 11.

    At our institution, you will be working side by side with Advanced Practice Providers as a PICU Fellow. Would you have any issues in doing so?

  12. 12.

    How would you stay on top of trends and changes in the field of Pediatric Intensive Care during your time as a fellow with our program?

  13. 13.

    What challenges do you think the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine currently faces?

  14. 14.

    Take some time to tell us a little about yourself and your interests outside of medicine.

  15. 15.

    Tell us about a difficult patient experience during your Pediatric Residency training. How did you handle the situation professionally and respectfully?

  16. 16.

    What aspects of our PICU Fellowship program interest you the most?

  17. 17.

    Would you have any concerns about relocating to join our PICU Fellowship program or living in this city for the next three years?

  18. 18.

    What would the perfect day of PICU Fellowship training look like for you?

  19. 19.

    How do you think you will perform under pressure as a Pediatric Intensive Care Fellow?

  20. 20.

    What personality type do you find most difficult to work effectively with?

  21. 21.

    Do you believe telehealth is an effective form of healthcare delivery, specifically in Pediatric Intensive Care?

  22. 22.

    How do you feel about the 80-hour workweek limit for residents and fellows?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about a time you received constructive criticism from an attending physician or senior resident during your Pediatrics Residency training. How did you handle that situation?

  24. 24.

    How would you describe your personality in three words?

  25. 25.

    A recent patient survey comes back, and you find out that you did not meet a patient's expectations as their physician. What are the next steps you would take to improve?

  26. 26.

    Tell us about a time you had to work with new technology during your Pediatrics Residency training. What did you do to ensure proficiency as quickly as possible?

  27. 27.

    Talk about a time you showed initiative by taking the lead in a situation during your Pediatrics Residency training. Why did you take action as the leader, and what was the outcome?

  28. 28.

    What invasive procedure are you most excited to learn during PICU Fellowship training?

  29. 29.

    How timely would you say your charting and dictations were during residency training?

  30. 30.

    We are always looking for our fellows to participate in, and even lead, PMET teams at our facility. Are you willing to participate during PICU Fellowship training?

  31. 31.

    Are you able to handle the physical requirements of the work of a Pediatric Critical Care Fellow?

  32. 32.

    Talk about the most stressful situation you had to handle during residency training. What did you learn from that situation that you can bring to your PICU Fellowship training?

  33. 33.

    Tell us about a time you had to communicate bad news to the family of a patient during your residency training. How did you effectively communicate that news?

  34. 34.

    How did you learn to prioritize your work during residency training when multiple patients demanded your attention at once?

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    If you noticed a physician or member of the care team not taking proper safety precautions in our PICU, how would you handle that situation?