Physician Assistant Interview Questions

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What are some of the challenges of working as a physician assistant?

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List of 25 Physician Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What are some of the challenges of working as a physician assistant?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about yourself.

  3. 3.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  4. 4.

    How do you feel when a physician criticizes your work?

  5. 5.

    What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?

  6. 6.

    Are you available to work nights?

  7. 7.

    What will you do if you have a client that refuses to take care of their health?

  8. 8.

    How do you plan to continually grow as a physician assistant?

  9. 9.

    How do you gain a physician's trust and respect?

  10. 10.

    What are your weaknesses as a physician assistant?

  11. 11.

    Who is your mentor in the healthcare industry?

  12. 12.

    What is a dependent practitioner, and how do you feel about practicing as one?

  13. 13.

    What department of the healthcare field most interests you?

  14. 14.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  15. 15.

    What are some highlights from your clinical rotations?

  16. 16.

    Why should we hire you to be our next physician assistant?

  17. 17.

    Tell us about your community involvement.

  18. 18.

    What are your strengths as a physician assistant?

  19. 19.

    What is an issue in the current healthcare system that you would like to see change?

  20. 20.

    What do you like about being a physician assistant?

  21. 21.

    Healthcare professionals are under a great amount of stress. How do you manage your work stress?

  22. 22.

    Talk to me about your GPA while completing your Masters' Degree.

  23. 23.

    Are you comfortable making tough decisions in regards to a patients care?

  24. 24.

    What do you know about our facility?

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    What are your salary requirements?