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Top 30 Physician Assistant Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
What will you do if you have a client that refuses to take care of their health?
"I have learned that working in the medical field requires a certain amount of tolerance. I remind patients of the impact healthy lifestyle choices will make on their conditions, but sometimes I am limited on my influence. I have found that giving patients a clear picture by explaining what is actually happening in their body helps them to understand and often take action."
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List of Physician Assistant Interview Questions
  1. What will you do if you have a client that refuses to take care of their health?
  2. What would your last employer say about you?
  3. How are your administrative skills?
  4. How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?
  5. What are your salary expectations?
  6. What are some of the challenges of working as a physician assistant?
  7. Who is your mentor?
  8. Describe your work ethic.
  9. What is a dependent practitioner, and how do you feel about practicing as one?
  10. What department of the healthcare field most interests you?
  11. Tell me about yourself.
  12. How many patients is a full workload for you?
  13. How would coworkers describe you?
  14. How do you minimize potential spread of infectious diseases when working with patients?
  15. How do you feel when a physician criticizes your work?
  16. What are your weaknesses?
  17. Tell me about an important lesson you learned during your clinical rotations.
  18. What questions do you have for us?
  19. How will you manage your stress and while handling patients with care and integrity?
  20. What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
  21. Why should we hire you?
  22. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good physician assistant?
  23. How would you rate your communications skills?
  24. What are some highlights from your clinical rotations?
  25. What are your strengths?
  26. What is an issue in the current healthcare system that you would like to see change?
  27. Are you available to work nights?
  28. What do you like about being a Physician Assistant?
  29. How do you manage your work stress?
  30. Why are you leaving your current position?
Authors:
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Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Physician Assistant Information
September 25th, 2017

Physician Assistants are healthcare professionals who are licensed to provide a broad range of healthcare services under the supervision of a licensed physician. Physician Assistants or PAs are licensed to diagnose and treat illnesses, conduct physical exams, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and write prescriptions. As a Physician Assistant, you may also assist in surgery, and advise patients on preventive health care measures.
To qualify as a Physician Assistant you must complete a 2-year full-time accredited physician assistant education program. This is after completing a 4-year bachelor's degree and having some work experience related to healthcare such as a registered nurse, paramedic or emergency medical technician. You are typically employed by hospitals, private clinics, outpatient care centers, educational institutions and the government. Depending on the healthcare organization you are employed by, you may also make house calls or treat elderly patients in nursing homes. You have excellent diagnostic, communication, and interpersonal skills. The ability to work as part of a team is a must.
Your interviews are generally conducted by a panel of interviewers. The Hospital Administrator and the Licensed Physician you will be working with will almost certainly be part of this panel. Be prepared for a rigorous interview that tests your knowledge and skills as well as your interest in caring for the sick and the injured. Make sure your answers reflect these qualities. If you are a new graduate, have a few situations from your internship in your back pocket to refer to during the interview.
Physician Assistant User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
What will you do if you have a client that refuses to take care of their health?
"I have learned that working in the medical field requires a certain amount of tolerance. I remind patients of the impact healthy lifestyle choices will make on their conditions, but sometimes I am limited on my influence. I have found that giving patients a clear picture by explaining what is actually happening in their body helps them to understand and often take action."
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I will educate them on potential risks and suggest that they follow up within a reasonable amount of time for a recheck.
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Continue to provide the most realistic but effective recommendations.
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I provide them with advice and encourage them.
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Patient education patient education patient education.
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My job would entitle me to take care of the clients health as well as make sure they have a plan to take control of their own health as well. I would persuade the client that it is important to take care of their health by explaining risks, ways they could do such, open myself up to any questions thhey may have, and provide them with a plan.
Question 2 of 30
What would your last employer say about you?
"My employer would say that I came to work and gave 100% each day. My last employer would say that I was consistent, dependable and driven."
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I'm a hard worker and a team player. Even if my work is done, I always look to lift the burden off of another's workload.
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Loyal, hard working, thoughtful and helpful.
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I work hard, caring, able to handle tasks efficently.
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I am responsible, laid back, friendly, confident, and not afraid to take charge.
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My previous employer would say that I was a hard-working, dependable, and responsible employee. Someone who does what they can for their patients and loves them.
Question 3 of 30
How are your administrative skills?
"Whenever I get some downtime I like to work with the administrative team at the front desk. I help them answer phones, pull charts and enter notes. I've found that when we all work together the day goes much smoother."
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I have never worked directly for a physician.
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The last physician I worked for was admirable. I couldn't stop staring as he was looking over the EKG's he was carefully oserving and reading. He was passionate and careful to ask all questions necessary.
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The last physician I worked for was named Dr. G and he was the medical director for our paramedic system. He liked to be involved and receive feedback from the medics in the field and was always available for us to refer to when needed.
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I worked with a group of physician's who were well rounded, punctual and well educated. They were able to make remarkable decisions on short hand notice and acted responsibly.
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He was a great mentor. Medically, I experienced so many diverse procedures and gained a great deal of knowledge. However, there were times when I noticed a lack of relationship between him and the patients.
Question 4 of 30
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?
"I stay calm and composed when issues arise. I got rear-ended one time on the way to work. I called my boss immediately and then called one of my co-workers to see if they could fill in for me for the first couple hours of my shift."
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With universal precaution.
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My first time in the ER, I nearly fainted at the site of blood. Now, I am able to set aside any feelings of fear and focus on assisting the patient.
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I do well with it, the only issue I've ever had was with my own family.
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The first time I am exposed to it, it is a shocking at first but you get used to it and get over it.
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I am calm when I see blood. My friends and family know this and know they can come to me if they get cut or scraped and need to treat it.
Question 5 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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My hands-on experience has taught me that my best work is done in the field. My problem solving strengths have come from various situations where I have had to adapt and overcome in order to succeed. This flexibility lends itself more to direct patient contact work rather than academic research.
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I would love to help people to get better.
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I had experience with research during my undergraduate career. Although I did enjoy the challenge that research posed mentally I felt I was missing something. I chose becoming a PA over doing research because of the direct patient interaction.
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Research is an important field in medicine, but it is not the type of career I would want to pursue. I want to be involved with patients directly and be able to treat and take care of them effectively through the medical model.
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I find research interesting, but I possess skills that benefit me to be hands on.
Question 6 of 30
What are some of the challenges of working as a physician assistant?
Professional answer
My biggest challenge is having to prioritize on a daily basis, in hopes of getting everything done. No two days are the same as a Physician Assistant so I am able to use so many skills, which is amazing. But it can also be a struggle to complete all of my tasks so I have gotten very proficient at prioritization and delegation.
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One negative aspect would be disagreeing with what the physician has chosen to do as a treatment plan.
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I think most people would say having to be a dependent practioner but I think that what I would think one negative aspect of being a pa is the way a pa can viewed by a pt as being less qualified.
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I'd say a negative aspect would be the lack of knowledge or confidence that some patients have in the training and autonomy of physician assistants. It would be tough to help a patient when they are not buying into what you are saying simply because they are putting down or do not have any knowledge on your profession.
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I'm sure there will a few times when I have to cancel plans because I get stuck at work, but that happens at almost any job. The only negative I think of involves insurance, but not necessarily being a PA
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The road to becoming a physician assistant is not for the faint of heard. It is an accelerated medical program that asks a lot of the applicants. As for being a PA, interacting with difficult patients and health insurance hurdles will be demanding, but overall it will be worth it if the patient is well taken care of.
Question 7 of 30
Who is your mentor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes, my parents are very supportive of my decision. My mother works in the medical field as a nurse and was very happy when I told her I wanted to be a part of the medical profession.
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Yes, my mom is very supportive of my decision to go back to school and is going to help me where she can.
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Yes, they think it is a great idea.
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Family is 100% behind me in my goal of becoming PA
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yes. Very much so.
Question 8 of 30
Describe your work ethic.
Professional answer
I would say that I have a work smart approach to my work. I see some people who work inefficiently and I would prefer to map out my day, my tasks and my priorities so that I can accomplish as much as possible, each day. By working smarter, I can focus on the quality of the care that I am able to provide to patients.
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My work ethic is centered on patient care. I believe that as a healthcare professional we must make sure that we are prepared to serve the patient with the highest level of care. That spans from the actual patient contact to preparing ourselves prior to patient contact. This means I must have a thorough understanding of my equipment, clear use of my didactic training modalities, and follow local protocol.
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I would describe my work ethic as hardworking, organized and efficient.
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I am a list maker. I work until the job is done.
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I am a hard worker and will do anything is placed before me.
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Integrity, sense of responsibility, team work, quality assurance, discipline.
Question 9 of 30
What is a dependent practitioner, and how do you feel about practicing as one?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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A dependent practitioner functions under the supervision of a physician. I currently work under the supervision of my physician, so I am completely fine with it... No ego here.
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A dependent practitioner is one who works under supervision. As a PA I would work on a team that is lead by a physician which would provide me the opportunity to learn from the physician.
Question 10 of 30
What department of the healthcare field most interests you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have heard this question a lot, both from family, friends, and co-workers, since discussing how I wanted to become a PA. My primary experience is in the ER, and naturally I feel drawn to this because it is the world of medicine that I feel I understand quite well and am comfortable with. However, what the ER does not provide that I miss from patient interactions is continuity of care. The idea of following a patient through a lifetime of medical care is highly appealing to me. However, I don't pretend to understand every facet of medical care as of yet. I believe my response to this question will be developed over the two years that I am in a PA program, and it would be naive of me to settle definitively upon what type of medicine I wish to practice at this present moment in time as a result.
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Being a PA I will practice primary care medicine there will be an upcoming need for primary care practitioner with the new health care act.
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I will practice general surgery. I want to learn as much as I can about the feild.
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All aspects of medicine since pa course deals with all aspect.
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I am most interested in primary care, as it allows you to see patients.
Question 11 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
Professional answer
I come from a family of nurses and doctors, so it was an early dream of mine to be a Physician Assistant. I've seen many of my family members thrive in the healthcare field and I'm excited to provide care to my own patients sometime soon.
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I like to party.
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I am 25 years old and I have a younger brother who is 16. I enjoy scuba diving, reading, and dancing. I am a compassionate and open minded individual who wants to work with patients in rural communities.
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I am a senior Health and Human Performance major at Northwestern State University in Louisiana where I am also a member of the volleyball team. I am originally from a small town called Dripping Springs that is south of Austin. While volleyball and school take up the majority of my time, I really enjoying reading and spending time with family and friends during my free time.
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I am a people person, efficient, organized and this helps me get a lot done I am also compassionate to my patients and help them be a team player in their care by engaging them the care plan..
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I am a recent graduate from the university of akron with my bachelors in biology. I currently work as a pharmacy technician and a biology tutor at stark state college, both of which have helped me gain better understanding of medicine and the human body.
Question 12 of 30
How many patients is a full workload for you?
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patient with contagious disease
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A narrow-minded patient who, having diagnosed him or herself expects to be treated accordingly.
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Uncooperaative.
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Pt who is non complaint after all the effort made to educate him/her. If someone doesn't want to help him/herself, there is not a lot you can do. Of course I am not talking about patients with lack of access or resources or patients with language barrier.
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I don't think I will use that worst word here, the challenge patient will be easy way to go and that is when the patients they can not explains themselves how they feel and you real know that they are uncomfortable.
Question 13 of 30
How would coworkers describe you?
Professional answer
I think coworkers would describe me as a team player but also a little shy. I'm a thinker and sometimes I'm a little quieter than others on my team. I am unquestionably dedicated to the team and tend to develop strong friendships with my peers.
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They would describe me as outgoing and very active. I am always involved in something. They would also probably say I am a little bit of a nerd. I really enjoy reading and learning about different things.
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My friends would probably describe me as passionate, persistent and humorous.
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My friends would describe me as a hard working person who cares about their work and the people that I am with. I am dedicated and will work hard to make sure that work is done correctly and fully.
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Intelligent, responsible, friendly, determined, compassionate.
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My friends would describe me as someone who is determined, driven, and passionate. Someone who always provides a helping hand and who always look out for the best interest of everyone.
Question 14 of 30
How do you minimize potential spread of infectious diseases when working with patients?
Professional answer
I strictly follow all hospital policies and procedures but I firmly believe that the most simple act of hand washing can have the most impact. I encourage my patients, nurses and staff to wash over and over, to ensure everyone in the office is as healthy as possible.
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Absolutely, as I have been trained we assume that all patients are infected. This does not mean I will change my patient approach any differently. It simply means adhering to proven PPE standards in order to safeguard my own safety, that of my team, and also of my patient.
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No, my goal is to treat them so I am not worried about contracting anything.
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No I am not worried about infections because I will use proper sanitations and precautions to prohibit infections to cause any harm to me.
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I will receive vaccinations and from working in the American Red Cross I have learned that risk of infection can be reduced by taking standard precautions such as a clean work environment, covering all open wounds, and receiving the appropriate vaccinations.
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When working with patients i will make a strong effort towards maintaing as sterile an environment as possible with my equipment and surroundings. That being said infections should always be in the back of the providers mind.
Question 15 of 30
How do you feel when a physician criticizes your work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am a hard worker who is dedicated.
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I was born and raised here in the US, but come from a Chilean family. This has given me the opportunity to travel and appreciate other places. Ironically, to appreciate all I have here despite growing up in some underprivileged areas. I now am married and love to hike with my dog. I try to travel at least once a year and look forward to doing so with my husband.
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Father of two, husband who enjoys playing sports and works at a major hospital.
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I'm a graduate from michigan state university, majoring in kinesiology. currently working in an optometry office as an optometric technician, but I have also worked in a home health aide setting with special needs children.
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I am a senior biology major. I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, attending our couple's small group through our church, and working on house renovations. My major educational aspiration is to gain acceptance into graduate school to become a physician assistant. I am looking forward to learning more about science, the human body, diseases, clinical tests and procedures, and treating patients.
Question 16 of 30
What are your weaknesses?
Professional answer
I am still working on my ability to juggle all of the priorities that come with this job. Each day is unique and with it, comes unique challenges. I have learned to take a few minutes at the start of each morning to lay out my care plan, highlight priorities and adjust my schedule, when needed.
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I do my best to not dwell on my weaknesses but instead constatly strive to improve them. However, I would have to say that being inpatient is one of my weak points. Another weakness would be that I am a perfectionist. However, thorugh growing up and maturing, I have learned how to manage these weaknesses and have found in certain situations that they can even prove to be strengths.
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I expect too much from people and I like sleep too much!
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1) perfectionist, i am very hard on myself when i am not perfect 2) impatient
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I'm not a morning person. I need my alarm clock or I'm in trouble. Sometimes I spend too much time listening to patients when I know it won't add to the visit any more.
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My first weakest point is my age. I am fairly young, and in my work experience, patient's sometimes make comments about how I am too young to care for people. I combat that with my wealth of experience, since I have been involved with various types of healthcare for years. The second weak point is that I have difficulty being confrontational. Much of my healthcare experience has been in a caring role; however, I am aware that as a provider, I will have to be more assertive and I am confident that I can accomplish that when the time comes.
Question 17 of 30
Tell me about an important lesson you learned during your clinical rotations.
Professional answer
During my clinical rotations, I learned how important it is to work as a team. While physicians and nurses juggle a large case load, it is so important to collaborate as a patient care team and to communicate effectively. When we worked together, we were able to deliver the highest quality of care and our patients were so grateful for the partnership.
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What kind of practice are you in?
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Primary care.
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I was in a small practice with one Dermatologist and his Physician Assistant. Both the doctor and PA performed procedures, treated a variety of skin conditions, and offered cosmetic procedures as well. We worked with a diverse population, and in my time there I learned the necessary skills to perform autonomously those same procedures.
Question 18 of 30
What questions do you have for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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We were Liars by E. Lockhart and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson.
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Harry Potter and the half blood prince and Harry Potter and the deathly hollows.
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The last two non-academic books I have read was the Giver and the short story, the yellow wall paper. I enjoy to read short stories rather than a book. I find them to be more interesting and keep my attention more.
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I like to shut my brain off and read romance novels like Second Nature by Nora Roberts and Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown.
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Test.
Question 19 of 30
How will you manage your stress and while handling patients with care and integrity?
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I will make sure that my health and family life balance is taken care of outside of the practice. This will allow me to continue to care for patients as I normally do, establishing a good rapport through a good bedside manner, kindness and respect.
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I will make sure that my health and family life balance is taken care of outside of the practice. This will allow me to continue to care for patients as I normally do, establishing a good rapport through a good bedside manner, kindness and respect.
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In high school I had very bad anxiety. I would stress out over all aspects of school. Through the years I have learned to not let stress take control. If I see that I am about to get stressed I pull away from the situation and take deep breaths. I relax my mind before making any kind of rash decision because I know it will effect not only myself, but my patients as well.
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By establishing a good rapport with my patients. i find that patients are very forgiving if you have established a good relationship.
Question 20 of 30
What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I want this job so that I can assist a rural community in preventative measures and to increase the towns access to medical care. I have always loved working in medicine and by being a physician assistant and working for your town I feel that I can provide great medical care that will benefit every member in the town.
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To become a btter clinician.
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I want this job because I love medicine and I love working with patients. I am fascinated by the human body and am hungry for knowledge regarding its healing capacity. I have seen how well I operate in a teaching and practitioner mode, and I want to apply that skill to the world of primary care. I want this job because I get to be in service caring for others while feeding my desire to understand the human body completely. I truly want to contrib
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This is my dream job. There is nothing I have ever wanted more than to become a PA. I know that all my years of education and experience will make me a well rounded PA who will be attentive, punctual, confident, and skilled in all I do.
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I have always aspired to do a job where I have the opportunity to help others. A job as a PA will afford me that opportunity, as I will be able to help others with improving their health.
Question 21 of 30
Why should we hire you?
Professional answer
I am a collaborative team member and a dedicated individual contributor. I graduated at the top of my class and I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent health programs in my career. I'm eager to work with a world-class medical team such as yours.
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Knowledge.
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The secret to any successful business is what your customers have to say about you, an PA practice is no different. As a professional we are constantly saling the profession, the institution we wprk for as well as out=r graduating program by how in caring for and interacting with patient . I have experience in the business conduct, I started the soccer group that is still ongoing, I have held leadership positions at my church. I am a father, a high school soccer referee, these are culturally rounded. Experience that require leardship, compassion, maturity people skills, dedication and most of all humility..These are the same asset I will bring into my practice.
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Humanityexperience in diagnostic imaging.
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I bring 10 years of experience in health and wellness that being accepted to PA school can only strengthen. The US is in a health crisis and my current training, along with a solid physician assistant education will provide with the tools I need to help people lead healthier lifestyles.
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The desire to succeed and work at the best of my ability. I also have a strong desire to make sure that I encourage others that follow me to succeed and live up to their ability.
Question 22 of 30
What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good physician assistant?
Professional answer
I think that being a strong, effective communicator will be key to me being a successful Physician Assistant. I'll need to communicate clearly with patients as well as being able to delegate and partner with staff.
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Being respective and understanding to others as they work in the team. Being sharp in observation and friendly to carry out the conversation with pts.
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Good listener.
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Patients care.
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Being able to handle stress, communicate,
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TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK - PA is part of a team (at least until you graduate. lol ).You have to be a good teamplayer, have good interpersonal skills;Then CRITICAL THINKING to diagnose and find the best treatment;TIME MANAGEMENT as someone said its accelerated program ORGANIZED and DETAIL-ORIENTED will save you from medical error in the future.
Question 23 of 30
How would you rate your communications skills?
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Two major ethical issues facing the medical field today would include the choice between life and death situations, and the refusal of treatment due to moral issues.
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Two major ethical issues facing the medical field today would include the choice between life and death situations, and the refusal of treatment due to moral issues.
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I think that one major ethical issue facing the medical field is the ethics behind HMOs and PPOs. This take away from.
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Insurance and future healthcare cost.
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* Matters related to infertility or any reproductive health related issue. Surrogacy is one good example of this field. * Experimentation with genes. Cloning could be cited as one of the medical ethical issues that is debated upon quite a lot. * Children health care also is one of the big medical ethical issues that comes with legal medical issues too. * Dealing with terminal illness, which has triggered the famous (or infamous) e
Question 24 of 30
What are some highlights from your clinical rotations?
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My most powerful experience during clinical rotations was working with the pediatric oncology unit. I had worked with cancer patients in the past, but never with children and this rotation sparked my passion for oncology care and research. I left that rotation knowing that I wanted to work in hospitals for the rest of my career, it lit a spark in me.
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The autonomy Pas had , working in team with doctors.
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One of my favorite things that I have observed was an open heart surgery. This was my first time observing any type of procedure in the operating room and to get to see an open heart surgery was definatly an amazing experience!
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Ok.
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When i was able to get hands on, take blood pressure, feel edema on skin, help in minor surgeries.
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Interaction between physician assistants and patients, getting to interact with and treat patients myself.
Question 25 of 30
What are your strengths?
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I think my strengths include collaboration and communication. I work well as a team member and I am able to complete my tasks on time.
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My first greatest strength is my qualification and second is my life time experience.
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I am good at anticipating problems or solving problems. I am also good at managing time and work by priority.
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A calm demeanor in stressful situations and a good listener.
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I dontgive up.
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Determination and self motivated,
Question 26 of 30
What is an issue in the current healthcare system that you would like to see change?
Professional answer
One issue that I am passionate about is the importance of preventative care. I am concerned that changes in the healthcare mandates may affect the ability for my patients to afford annual visits, which allows us to catch medical issues before they become urgent.
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Increase in number of people requires care, not able to put enough time for each patient to be able to see more patients. Also, more non-physician providers are affordable to hire by health care industries.
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Some of them.
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Yes, I am aware of it
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Ethical issues.
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Patients and Physicians do not have a good understanding of the rol of physician Assistants, also practices implementing electronic records has been a recent issue that many Physician Assistants are having to do with which directly affects the time spent with patients. and lastly the laws limiting the abilities of PA's practice, for example not reading echos or not being able to sign death certificates , this affects patients perspectives of Pa'
Question 27 of 30
Are you available to work nights?
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My favorite patient is the patient that is engaged in maintaining good health. I enjoy working with teens and female patients.
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For me there is no favorite type of patient. Each patient deserves to be treated with the same respect and receive equal treatment.
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My favorite type of patient is the talkative elderly patient. They are the ones who have taught me the most by being blunt and set in their ways. They bring out the more gentle and patient provider that we can all be.
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A patient who is compliant with their follow-up and treatment regimen and is respectful. Sometimes accurate diagnosis and treatment of a condition can be just as frustrating for the practitioner as it is for the patient, but cooperation is key in finding an answer.
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The one who cooperates.
Question 28 of 30
What do you like about being a Physician Assistant?
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I've always wanted to be a part of the hospital staff and I am excited work with the patient care teams to deliver excellent care. My dream to be a Physician Assistant started at a young age, so I eager to get started!
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I think the extended patient care window will be the biggest change for me. I already wish I had this opportunity with my patients to explain their current conditions in further detail. Educating patients is part of making sure they have a successful future.
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I like the interaction with people, both patients and staff.
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The wide variety of patients that you get to encounter.
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Interacting with patients and collaborating with my supervisor for the best treatment options.
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The interaction with a variety of individuals and helping my community.
Question 29 of 30
How do you manage your work stress?
Question 30 of 30
Why are you leaving your current position?
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I believe that I can learn in any setting I am placed in. My experience in community college has been a mass learning opportunity, but my paramedic program was smaller. I have succeeded in both and they each have advantages. My smaller paramedic class provided a unique group cohesion that allowed us to support and supplement each other; making the unit as a whole, successful.
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Any team or collaborative effort is the perfect setting for learning.
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Yes i think this gives an extra opportunity to ask and clearify your doubts as compared to bigger settings where there are chances that you might avoid asking more questions.
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Yes, sometimes it is helpful to work in a group to explain certain topics to each other that we have a better understanding of, or to ask questions of something we need help with.
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Yes, many of our projects for PA school were done in a small group setting and I feel that I learned a lot from those experiences and for school they were very successful.
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