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What was your most challenging patient?
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List of Psychiatrist Interview Questions
  1. What was your most challenging patient?
  2. What areas of psychological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
  3. What books have you recently read?
  4. What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
  5. What is important to you in life?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  7. What salary did you have in mind?
  8. Tell me about yourself.
  9. What is your availability?
  10. How do you maintain a professional composure during a session with a patient?
  11. How many other hospitals have you applied to?
  12. Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
  13. What kind of impact would you like to make here?
  14. What is your appointment availability? Do you offer afterwork or early morning appointments?
  15. What areas of biological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
  16. What are your career goals?
  17. What is your favorite type of patient?
  18. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  19. Do you have previous experience in this field?
  20. What is your greatest strength?
  21. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
  22. Why did you become a psychiatrist?
  23. Are you an empathetic person?
  24. What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Psychiatrist?
  25. What role do you think Psychiatrists play in the overall health care system?
  26. How would your former employer describe you?
  27. What is the most difficult part of being a Psychiatrist?
  28. How do you handle stressful situations?
  29. Are you efficient with your time?
  30. What do you know about our facility?
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Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Psychiatrist Information
March 20th, 2017

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. As a Psychiatrist your a medical doctor who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. You treat problems such as a panic attacks, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Some of your patients may suffer from more long-term issues such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control. You use a variety of treatments with your patients to include psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments, depending on the needs of your patients.

As a Psychiatrist you attend medical school, take a written examination for a state license to practice medicine and then complete four years of psychiatry residency. Your residency may take place in in-patient, out-patient, and emergency room settings. You'll also need to be re-certified every 10 years by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. You'll need to have compassion, effective communication and problem solving skills to be a successful Psychiatrist.

To prepare for your interview, you'll want to be dressed professionally, be on time, maintain good eye contact and greet the interviewers with a firm handshake. Be sure to use the interviewers name throughout the interview as well as take notes. Being a Psychiatrist you are told many personal things so be ready to share personal stories during the interview. Keep patient names and too many details out of your answers. It will be important to speak positively about the practice and the community. Make sure to be enthusiastic and show the interviewer that you want the job.
Psychiatrist User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
What was your most challenging patient?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Aggressive patient refuse treatment.
Question 2 of 30
What areas of psychological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
Question 3 of 30
What books have you recently read?
Question 4 of 30
What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
Question 5 of 30
What is important to you in life?
Question 6 of 30
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Question 7 of 30
What salary did you have in mind?
Question 8 of 30
Tell me about yourself.
Question 9 of 30
What is your availability?
Question 10 of 30
How do you maintain a professional composure during a session with a patient?
Question 11 of 30
How many other hospitals have you applied to?
Question 12 of 30
Do you consider yourself an introvert, and extrovert, or both? Explain your answer.
Question 13 of 30
What kind of impact would you like to make here?
Question 14 of 30
What is your appointment availability? Do you offer afterwork or early morning appointments?
Question 15 of 30
What areas of biological psychiatry are of particular interest to you?
Question 16 of 30
What are your career goals?
Question 17 of 30
What is your favorite type of patient?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Compliance with treatment.
2.
Patenient adhered th therapy.
3.
Compliance patient to treatment.
Question 18 of 30
Why are you the best candidate for us?
Question 19 of 30
Do you have previous experience in this field?
Question 20 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
Question 21 of 30
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
Question 22 of 30
Why did you become a psychiatrist?
Question 23 of 30
Are you an empathetic person?
Question 24 of 30
What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Psychiatrist?
Question 25 of 30
What role do you think Psychiatrists play in the overall health care system?
Question 26 of 30
How would your former employer describe you?
Question 27 of 30
What is the most difficult part of being a Psychiatrist?
Question 28 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
Question 29 of 30
Are you efficient with your time?
Question 30 of 30
What do you know about our facility?
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