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Residency Mock Interview

40 Residency Interview Questions and Answer Examples to Help You Prepare for Your Residency Interviews.

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Are you applying to any other residency programs?

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List of 40 Residency Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Are you applying to any other residency programs?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    What strengths you would bring to our program as a resident?

  4. 4.

    What drives your passion for a career in medicine?

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    What is your personal mission statement?

  7. 7.

    Are you willing to relocate for your residency?

  8. 8.

    Describe your personality to us in three words.

  9. 9.

    Is there anything we haven't covered during your interview that you would like to ask about?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    How would you stay on top of trends and changes in the medical industry as a resident?

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    What are your career plans and goals after completing our residency program?

  17. 17.

    What do you wish to gain through training in our residency program?

  18. 18.

    Competition for our program is intense. What makes you a stand-out resident for our program?

  19. 19.

    Why are you choosing to match into this particular specialty?

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    Who in your life has been the biggest mentor or inspiration to you?

  23. 23.

    As a resident with our program, how would you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and cloning?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Practicing as a Physician is an incredibly stressful and demanding career. How will you manage the high amounts of stress that are a part of being a resident?

  26. 26.

    How would you invest in your personal development as a resident with our program?

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    What book are you currently reading?

  30. 30.

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

  31. 31.

    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?

  32. 32.

    Tell us a bit about yourself.

  33. 33.

    What types of activities keep you busy outside of work?

  34. 34.

    Do you have any questions for us?

  35. 35.

    What would your dream job be if you could choose any?

  36. 36.

    How would you describe the communication skills you would bring to our program as a resident?

  37. 37.

    What EMR programs did you get experience working in as a medical student?

  38. 38.

    What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment to date?

  39. 39.

    How will you work effectively and collaboratively as part of a larger care team as a resident with our program?

  40. 40.

    As a new resident of our program, would you be able to handle patient care with little supervision?