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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 your weaknesses as a physician assistant?

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  1. 1.

    What are your weaknesses as a physician assistant?

      Preparing for this question requires a great deal of self-awareness and strategy. Focus on a weakness that you could turn into a strength or take action on to improve. Always share what you are learning, or have learned, from your weakness. This shows your interviewer that you are adaptable and willing to grow.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I tend to be a people-pleaser, and it has gotten me in trouble when I take on more than I can handle. I'm learning my limitations and learning how to say 'no' or 'let me check my schedule' before I say yes to anything."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am still working on my ability to juggle all of the priorities that come with the role of a physician's assistant. 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."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I believe my biggest area for improvement is in my software proficiency. I have a working proficiency in PrognoCIS, ChartLogic, and MD Connection but it's not as strong as I would like, so it's something I'm constantly working on improving. I have watched a lot of online tutorials and will seek the advice of my co-workers, so it's something that's a work in progress for sure. I hope to be much more comfortable and confident, as well as efficient, in my use of those three programs by the end of this year."

      Anonymous Answer

      "As a new provider, I am still learning how to maximize the EHR. I plan on continuing to grow my knowledge with tutorials and any available resources from the practice."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Perfect response! You show that you seek growth while also being confident in your abilities.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "My biggest weakness is that I tend to become emotionally attached and affected by patients' medical outcomes. It is hard for me not to show great empathy when talking to a patient about catastrophic medical conditions."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It certainly would be very challenging to avoid emotional attachment with patients and outcomes. Next, be sure to include what you plan to do to improve on this perceived weakness. If you would like further resources, you can check out the answer advice in this article (Question 3): to Answer 5 of The Most Common Interview Questions/

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