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Pediatric Residency Mock Interview

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

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What has been your greatest achievement on your path to becoming a pediatrician?

It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments on your path to becoming a pediatrician. Talking about your most significant achievement will give the interviewers an idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewers more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future.

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30 Pediatric Residency Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1. What has been your greatest achievement on your path to becoming a pediatrician?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. Do you have any questions about our residency program?

  • Capability

    3. How do you keep your emotions from interfering with your work?

  • Capability

    4. How would you try to calm down an upset pediatric patient?

  • Career Goals

    5. Do you aspire to have your own practice one day? If so, what about business ownership interests you?

  • Career Goals

    6. What are your career goals after completing the residency program?

  • Career Goals

    7. After completing your residency, do you plan to pursue a fellowship?

  • Career Goals

    8. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

  • Compatibility

    9. What are your strengths?

  • Compatibility

    10. What qualities make an excellent pediatrician?

  • Diligence

    11. How do you stay current with the ongoing advancements in pediatric medicine?

  • Diligence

    12. After researching our curriculum, what rotation are you looking forward to the most, and why?

  • Diligence

    13. Tell us about a day in the life of a pediatric resident.

  • Direct

    14. Why should we choose you over other applicants?

  • Direct

    15. Describe a time when you had your ethics tested.

  • Discovery

    16. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?

  • Discovery

    17. What made you choose our residency program over others?

  • Discovery

    18. Have you considered other specialties for your residency?

  • Discovery

    19. In your opinion, what does pediatrics look like in the future?

  • Discovery

    20. After researching our program, what electives interest you and why?

  • Discovery

    21. What made you choose pediatrics as a specialty?

  • Discovery

    22. Tell us something about yourself that is not found on your CV.

  • Discovery

    23. What was the last book you read for pleasure?

  • Discovery

    24. How do you deal with constructive criticism, even when delivered in a manner you do not prefer?

  • Discovery

    25. What experience do you have working with the pediatric population?

  • Education

    26. Tell us about your training that qualifies you to enter our residency program.

  • Situational

    27. How would you handle an angry parent of one of your patients?

  • Stress

    28. What part of medical school was the most stressful for you?

  • Teamwork

    29. How will you earn the trust of your colleagues?

  • Tough

    30. How do you cope when losing a patient?