Psychiatrist Interview Questions

32 Psychiatrist Questions and Answers by on May 25th, 2018

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Psychiatrist Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What is your favorite type of patient?

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    Why are you the best candidate for us?

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    Psychiatric providers are in high demand right now across the entire country. Why do you think that is?

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    What is the most difficult part of being a Psychiatrist?

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    Do you have previous experience in this field?

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    What areas of biological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?

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    Talk about a time you had to deal with a crisis situation. How did you handle that situation and what was the outcome?

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    How do you maintain a professional composure during a session with a patient?

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    What kind of impact would you like to make here?

  10. 10.

    What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Psychiatrist?

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    What areas of psychological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?

  12. 12.

    Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.

  13. 13.

    What do you know about our facility?

  14. 14.

    How would your former employer describe you?

  15. 15.

    What are your career goals?

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    What is your availability?

  17. 17.

    Why did you become a psychiatrist?

  18. 18.

    Are you an empathetic person?

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    What role do you think Psychiatrists play in the overall health care system?

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    How do you handle stressful situations?

  21. 21.

    Are you efficient with your time?

  22. 22.

    What books have you recently read?

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    What kind of work environment do you thrive in?

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    What is important to you in life?

  25. 25.

    What was your most challenging patient?

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    Is there a particular patient population that you specialize in or prefer working with?

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    Talk about the importance of the entire patient care team in a Psychiatric setting. How do you work with other member of your care team?

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    Have you worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings? Do you have a preference of one vs. the other?

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    What electronic medical records do you have experience working with?

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    Talk about a time you had to think outside the box to help a patient or solve a problem. How was your thinking accepted among your team or peers?

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    Do you have interest in pursuing research or have you been involved in research in the past?

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    How many other po have you applied to?