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Residency Interview

39 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 39
What book are you currently reading?
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How to Answer
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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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?

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!

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.

Question 5 of 39
Tell us about the most interesting case you were exposed to while attending medical school.
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This is a conversational based question intended to get to know you a little bit better, and the types of cases that you find to be the most interesting.

Generally speaking, the cases that are most interesting to you will likely be to do with the specialty you are looking for.

Think about the most impressionable case that you have worked on. Take a few minutes to set the stage for the case, name a couple of points that intrigued you the most, and talk about why. If you know the outcome of the case, discuss that briefly as well.
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 12/17/2014
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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