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Sports Medicine Fellowship Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Sports Medicine Fellowship interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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As a new sports medicine fellow, will you be comfortable handling direct patient care with little supervision?

Your team of interviewers will consider matching fellows from a handful of different residency training paths; they know that new fellows will vary in their comfortability handling the wide range of patients they see. They ideally want to hear that you have the desire and knowledge to work independently while seeking guidance when you need it as a fellow not educated on certain patient issues.

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30 Sports Medicine Fellowship Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. As a new sports medicine fellow, will you be comfortable handling direct patient care with little supervision?

  • Behavioral

    2. Tell us about the most interesting case you were exposed to in medical school. What intrigued you so much about it?

  • Behavioral

    3. Tell us about a time you had a setback or failure during your residency training. How did you respond?

  • Career Goals

    4. Have you looked at the elective rotations we offer our sports medicine fellows? Which ones interest you the most?

  • Career Goals

    5. What are you looking to take from your training with our sports medicine fellowship program?

  • Career Goals

    6. Have you put any thought into the elective rotations you would like to pursue during your Sports Medicine Fellowship?

  • Communication

    7. Communication skills are essential in the sports medicine field. How would you describe your communication skills?

  • Compatibility

    8. Have you put any thought into areas of interest for your research project during your sports medicine fellowship training?

  • Creative Thinking

    9. How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve in the future? How do you see this impacting sports medicine?

  • Creative Thinking

    10. What challenges do you think the field of sports medicine will face in the next few years?

  • Creative Thinking

    11. Technology and research is rapidly changing sports medicine. Where do you see the field heading in the next five years, and what part do you intend to play as a sports medicine physician?

  • Critical Thinking

    12. What role do you feel nutrition plays in helping the injured athlete?

  • Diligence

    13. Are you familiar with the common ways to stay on top of trends and changes in the sports medicine field?

  • Direct

    14. A requirement of our sports medicine fellowship program is providing team coverage, including some off hours. Can you commit to hours outside of general clinic hours?

  • Direct

    15. Are you considering any other sports medicine fellowship programs?

  • Direct

    16. Do you foresee any issues in relocating to join our sports medicine fellowship program if you were to match here?

  • Direct

    17. The coming year of sports medicine fellowship will be action-packed and busy. Are you ready to handle a large workload?

  • Direct

    18. Anyone that matches into our fellowship program must pass a criminal record check. Is there any reason you would not be comfortable with this?

  • Discovery

    19. Are there any procedures you would like to focus on during your sports medicine fellowship?

  • Discovery

    20. Do you feel like you would have any shortcomings upon entering our sport medicine fellowship? If so, what steps would you take to improve?

  • Discovery

    21. What made you choose to pursue sports medicine?

  • Discovery

    22. Outside of medicine, what are your personal interests and hobbies?

  • Discovery

    23. Who has been the biggest mentor or inspiration to you in your pursuit of a career in medicine?

  • Discovery

    24. What other career path might you have chosen outside of medicine?

  • Discovery

    25. Outside of your clinical skills, what is your greatest non-medical strength?

  • Experience

    26. What EHR systems have you worked on in your residency training and medical school?

  • Scenario Based

    27. You see a nurse 'pretend' to give a narcotic to your patient who is writhing in pain while her back is turned to you. Then you see the medication in her pocket. What do you do?

  • Situational

    28. How would you handle a patient who was being rude to a scheduler or nurse?

  • Stress

    29. Long days and stressful rotations are the norm in our program. How do you plan to manage this during your fellowship?

  • Teamwork

    30. Talk about the collaboration skills you developed during you residency training. How will these skills benefit you during your sports medicine fellowship training?