Residency Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 39

Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

Residency Interview Questions

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    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

  2. 2.

    What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?

  3. 3.

    Is there anything we haven't covered that you would like to ask?

  4. 4.

    What is your personal mission statement?

  5. 5.

    Describe your personality to us in 3 words.

  6. 6.

    What do you believe is the greatest challenge your specialty will face in the next few years?

  7. 7.

    Who has inspired you in your life and why?

  8. 8.

    What are your strengths?

  9. 9.

    Are you applying for any other jobs?

  10. 10.

    How do you stay on top of trends and changes in the medical industry?

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    While attending medical school, what fascinated you most about your cadaver?

  12. 12.

    How do you invest in your personal development?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about yourself.

  14. 14.

    What would you do if you witnessed a fellow resident acting unethically?

  15. 15.

    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  16. 16.

    What book are you currently reading?

  17. 17.

    If being a Physician was not an option, what career path would you choose?

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    Would you have any trouble working with a religiously affiliated hospital or medical facility?

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    Tell us about the most interesting case you were exposed to while attending medical school.

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    Are you willing to relocate for your residency?

  21. 21.

    Competition for this space is strong. What makes you a stand-out resident for our program?

  22. 22.

    What are your plans, after completing our residency program?

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    Have you completed all ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) requirements, to start a residency?

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    While attending medical school, what was your favorite course? Why?

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    What types of activities keep you busy, outside of work?

  26. 26.

    All of our residency program candidates must pass a criminal record check and education verification. Is there any reason why you would not be comfortable with this?

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    What are you reading right now?

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    Do you have any questions for me?

  29. 29.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

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    If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

  31. 31.

    Being a Physician is an incredibly stressful and demanding career. How do you manage high amounts of stress?

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    How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and cloning?

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    Are you applying to any other residency programs?

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    We would like to know you on a more personal level. Outside of medicine, what are your interests?

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    What do you see as the biggest difference between the U.S healthcare system and that of another developed country?

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    Why did you choose your particular specialty?

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    How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?

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    What do you wish to gain through this residency program?

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    What drives your passion for a career in medicine?