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Top 30 Psychiatrist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
What was your most challenging patient?
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Question 1 of 30
What was your most challenging patient?
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"My most challenging patient was one that had dementia. Because of dementia, it caused the patient to react in negative ways to the people around her trying to help her. I had to figure out why she was being difficult. I did a lot of observing and recruited the help from family members."
Dealing with difficult patients are an unfortunate fact of life in the mental health field. As a Psychiatrist, you know how to identify, understand and respond to your patients and that can make your work life safer and less stressful. Tell the interviewer about a challenging patient you had recently. Describe how you diagnosed them, treated them and where they are at on the road to recovery.
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Question 2 of 30
What areas of psychological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
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"I enjoy conducting group sessions and seeing how others interact with each other."
As a Psychiatrist, you may or may not find that all parts of psychological psychiatry are beneficial for treating your patients. When answering this question be sure to stay positive and share particular situations where you have found it helpful.
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Question 3 of 30
What books have you recently read?
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Question 4 of 30
What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
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Question 5 of 30
What is important to you in life?
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Question 6 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Question 7 of 30
What salary did you have in mind?
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Question 8 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 9 of 30
What is your availability?
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Question 10 of 30
How do you maintain a professional composure during a session with a patient?
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Question 11 of 30
How many other hospitals have you applied to?
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Question 12 of 30
Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
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Question 13 of 30
What kind of impact would you like to make here?
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Question 14 of 30
What is your appointment availability? Do you offer afterwork or early morning appointments?
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Question 15 of 30
What areas of biological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
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Question 16 of 30
What are your career goals?
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Question 17 of 30
What is your favorite type of patient?
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Question 18 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 19 of 30
Do you have previous experience in this field?
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Question 20 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 21 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Question 22 of 30
Why did you become a psychiatrist?
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Question 23 of 30
Are you an empathetic person?
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Question 24 of 30
What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Psychiatrist?
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Question 25 of 30
What role do you think Psychiatrists play in the overall health care system?
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Question 26 of 30
How would your former employer describe you?
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Question 27 of 30
What is the most difficult part of being a Psychiatrist?
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Question 28 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 29 of 30
Are you efficient with your time?
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Question 30 of 30
What do you know about our facility?
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