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How flexible is your schedule? Do you mind being asked to stay late or cover for a colleague?

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  1. 1.

    How flexible is your schedule? Do you mind being asked to stay late or cover for a colleague?

  2. 2.

    What do you think initiative is and how have you applied it to your jobs in the past?

  3. 3.

    What are the 3 biggest assets you would bring to this unit?

  4. 4.

    How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about your favorite patient. What was the situation?

  6. 6.

    How do you fill downtime?

  7. 7.

    How have you demonstrated leadership in your career?

  8. 8.

    What are some of the long term physical effects of radiation exposure?

  9. 9.

    How do you respond to patients who are in chronic pain and perhaps in an unsavoury mood?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?

  11. 11.

    How would you respond if a fellow doctor criticized your work?

  12. 12.

    In your opinion, should radiology services be available 24/7?

  13. 13.

    Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a workplace conflict. What was the situation and how did you handle it?

  15. 15.

    How much radiation can the human body handle?

  16. 16.

    How do you feel about working in an environment that may expose you to negative effects in the long term?

  17. 17.

    How do you go about securing buy-in from administration, physicians, department heads and your own staff?

  18. 18.

    If you encountered a resident that was characteristically difficult what would you do?

  19. 19.

    Of the following, which are you most versed in interpreting: X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, or MRIs?

  20. 20.

    What personality types do you best work with?

  21. 21.

    Are you experienced working with children as patients?

  22. 22.

    What is your relationship like with the other physicians you currently work with?

  23. 23.

    What character trait are you most proud of? How does this trait help you to be successful on a daily basis?

  24. 24.

    Tell me about your most rewarding experience as a Radiologist.

  25. 25.

    Tell me about your education. Which courses were you most interested in? Which ones were the most difficult?

  26. 26.

    The schedule shows 8 patients are due however only 5 showed up. How does that make you feel? What would you do?

  27. 27.

    What are some of the short term effects of radiation exposure?

  28. 28.

    Describe a time that you have read a piece of research then implemented the findings into your workplace.

  29. 29.

    What type of work schedule are you looking for?

  30. 30.

    Which organs are most affected by radiation?

  31. 31.

    Describe a recent problem you had with one of your manager's decisions. How did you handle it?

  32. 32.

    Would those who know you best say that you endure to the end or move on to other things?

  33. 33.

    What makes a good leader?

  34. 34.

    What is the biggest change you would make in your current role?

  35. 35.

    Explain the Gamma Knife treatment.

  36. 36.

    Why do you want to be a Radiologist? Was there a defining moment when you decided to choose radiology as a career path?

  37. 37.

    What are your salary expectations?

  38. 38.

    How does radiation affect cell development?

  39. 39.

    How much radiation do you receive from a single chest x-ray?

  40. 40.

    How do you handle a difficult patient?

  41. 41.

    What medical journals do you read regularly?

  42. 42.

    What does endurance mean to you?

  43. 43.

    How do you demonstrate that you value people for who they are rather than for what they accomplish?

  44. 44.

    What branch of radiology are you interested in?

  45. 45.

    Tell me your thoughts on ethics in the hospital.

  46. 46.

    In your opinion, what are the top 3 qualities a radiologist should have?

  47. 47.

    Where do you think radiology is going in the next 5 years?

  48. 48.

    How do you prevent personal burnout?

  49. 49.

    Have you ever made a mistake in the radiology field?

  50. 50.

    Describe what you feel to be an ideal work environment.

  51. 51.

    Have you ever been described as compassionate? Do you feel that compassion is an important quality to have as a Radiologist?

  52. 52.

    Are you a member of any Radiology Organizations?

  53. 53.

    What is radiosurgery?

  54. 54.

    What is radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors?

  55. 55.

    Is there a medication available that helps people with radiation exposure?

  56. 56.

    Do you consider yourself a strong decision maker? How do you go about making a difficult decision?

  57. 57.

    Tell me about your residency. What was the most important thing that you learned?

  58. 58.

    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from your CV/Resume.

  59. 59.

    Walk me through your volunteer experience. How important is it to you that you give back to the community?

  60. 60.

    Why did you choose your area of specialty in radiology?

  61. 61.

    What is your greatest strength as a Radiologist?

  62. 62.

    Where do you feel you have the most room for improvement in your career? What steps are you taking to improve in that area?