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Physician Assistant Interview

25 Physician Assistant Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
| Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.

Question 1 of 25

What are some highlights from your clinical rotations?

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  1. 1.

    What are some highlights from your clinical rotations?

      You may have a long list of experiences worth sharing, but see if you can narrow it down to three. After logging over 2,000 hours worth of rotations, you have learned about treating everything from broken bones to infectious diseases.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I've experienced situations where I was able to jump-start someone's healing process, and times where I felt like a fish out of water. In both types of scenarios, I learned so much. One of my most memorable experiences was working with an elderly lady who broke her hip. She survived the hip surgery, which was amazing, but we noticed some problems with her heart in the meantime. After some investigating, we learned that she had a blockage. While I learned how delicate and sensitive elderly patients could be, I also learned how powerful having a good attitude can be. After multiple surgeries, this 75-year-old woman was still going and still smiling!"

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "During my clinical rotations, I learned just how critical it is to work as a team. Physicians and nurses juggle a large caseload, and it is critical to collaborate with the 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."

      Anonymous Answer

      "Throughout my clinical rotations, I have received excellent feedback about the quality of my care from preceptors, patients, and their loved ones. I have displayed a strong commitment to providing high-quality and efficient medical care. I believe I possess the ability to practice comprehensive primary healthcare such as performing exceptional history and physical exams, formulating a proper differential diagnosis, providing thorough patient education, and conducting adequate treatment and management plans."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your answer is very robust, and you provide excellent detail. It seems you had many strong takeaways from your clinical rotations. Your confidence shines through!

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