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39 Residency Interview Questions
Question 1 of 39
What book are you currently reading?
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The interviewers would like to know what you choose to read about in your spare time. Your favorite type of genre can tell a lot about you! Do you feed your mind on a regular basis? What kind of literature do you prefer and why? Talk to the interviewer about a book that you are currently reading. If you are not currently reading a book - talk about one that has impacted you the most.

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"Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience and success. I feel that every professional should read it - it comes highly recommended."
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Question 2 of 39
If being a Physician was not an option, what career path would you choose?
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This hypothetical question will give the interviewers some insight into other topics that interest you. There is no right or wrong answer here! If you could do everything over, what would you do, and why?

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"I certainly do not regret the direction I have taken my career; however, if I had to completely start over in a new direction I would likely pursue my Degree in Education and become a teacher. Both of my parents were teachers and they seemed to have a very fulfilling career. I enjoy coaching and leading others so, any tasks in my current career that related to these skills, are very welcome."
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Question 3 of 39
How to you stay on top of trends and changes in the medical industry?
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The interviewers want to be assured that you fully immerse yourself in the healthcare industry. This includes keeping up to date on new trends, and having a great understanding of the challenges your industry faces now, and in the future. Talk about a couple of your favorite resources when it comes to staying on top of medical industry trends. It's also a great idea to ask the interviewers if they have any fresh recommendations for you. This can start a great conversation that will be helpful to you!

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"I follow a few resources online for up to date information on the medical industry. My favorites right now are the medical blog, 'Uncommon Student MD'...a blog created by student doctors in medical school and residency. The other resource I read on a regular basis is 'Health Data Management', online. Do you have any recommendations for me? I love to learn and would appreciate knowing about any new and helpful resources."
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Question 4 of 39
Would you have any trouble working with a religiously affiliated hospital or medical facility?
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Questions surrounding topics such as religion and politics can be tough to navigate! The interviewers want to see how you navigate controversial topics. This is the time to discuss that you are neutral and professional whenever it's required of you. You can keep your answer basic and to the point.

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"While at work, I keep my personal opinion to myself when it comes to topics of religion and /or politics. I would not have any trouble working at a religiously affiliated hospital or medical facility so long as the religious aspect did not interfere with my ability to care for my patients."
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Question 5 of 39
Tell us about the most interesting case you were exposed to while attending medical school.
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Question 6 of 39
Describe your personality to us in 3 words.
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Question 7 of 39
What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?
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Question 8 of 39
Are you willing to relocate for your residency?
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Question 9 of 39
How do you invest in your personal development?
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Question 10 of 39
Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?
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First written on: 12/17/2014
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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Question 11 of 39
What are your plans, after completing our residency program?
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Question 12 of 39
Have you completed all ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) requirements, to start a residency?
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Question 13 of 39
Competition for this space is strong. What makes you a stand-out resident for our program?
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Question 14 of 39
While attending medical school, what was your favorite course? Why?
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Question 15 of 39
While attending medical school, what fascinated you most about your cadaver?
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Question 16 of 39
What would you do if you witnessed a fellow resident acting unethically?
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Question 17 of 39
What are you reading right now?
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Question 18 of 39
What is your personal mission statement?
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Question 19 of 39
How do you handle stress on the job?
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Question 20 of 39
Do you have any questions for me?
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Question 21 of 39
What are your strengths?
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Question 22 of 39
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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Question 23 of 39
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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Question 24 of 39
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
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Question 25 of 39
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 26 of 39
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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Question 27 of 39
What types of activities keep you busy, outside of work?
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Question 28 of 39
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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Question 29 of 39
What do you believe is the greatest challenge your specialty will face in the next few years?
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Question 30 of 39
Is there anything we haven't covered, that you would like to ask?
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Question 31 of 39
Being a Physician is an incredibly stressful and demanding career. How do you manage high amounts of stress?
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Question 32 of 39
How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and cloning?
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Question 33 of 39
Are you applying to any other residency programs?
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Question 34 of 39
We would like to know you on a more personal level. Outside of medicine, what are your interests?
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Question 35 of 39
What do you see as the biggest difference between the U.S healthcare system and that of another developed country?
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Question 36 of 39
Why did you choose your particular specialty?
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Question 37 of 39
How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?
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Question 38 of 39
What do you wish to gain through this residency program?
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Question 39 of 39
What drives your passion for a career in medicine?
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About Residency

January 21st, 2017

"Residency" is a term for one of the stages in training towards becoming a Doctor/Physician. This stage occurs after graduation from medical school and can last for 2+ years depending on your Country/Region. A Resident will practice under the supervision of an experienced Physician. If the Resident chooses a specialty they may enter into a fellowship once their residency is complete.


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