Surgical Technologist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Surgical Technologist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

"The accomplishment that I am most proud of was my ability to graduate as the top student in my class. While attending school, I was also working and caring for my younger sister. I had a lot on my plate. Not only did I graduate top of my class, but I am also the first person in my family to complete post-secondary education."

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30 Surgical Technologist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Accomplishment

    1. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

  • Adaptability

    2. What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    3. Do you have any questions about our facility or the position?

  • Behavioral

    4. Everyone has to bend or break the rules sometimes. Give me an example when you had to do so.

  • Capability

    5. Can you handle the sights of surgery? How can you be sure?

  • Career Goals

    6. What are your five-year professional goals?

  • Compatibility

    7. What is your greatest strength?

  • Creative Thinking

    8. How do you prioritize tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced surgical environment, and what strategies do you use to stay organized and efficient?

  • Critical Thinking

    9. How quickly do you make decisions? Give me an example.

  • Diligence

    10. What do you know about our organization?

  • Diligence

    11. How do you stay current with advancements in surgical technology and techniques?

  • Direct

    12. Why do you want to leave your current employer?

  • Discovery

    13. Why are you the best surgical technologist for us?

  • Discovery

    14. What is your favorite surgery to assist with and why?

  • Discovery

    15. What inspired you to become a surgical technologist?

  • Entry Level

    16. What do you know about our medical center?

  • Experience

    17. What type of surgeries did you primarily assist with during your previous or current employer?

  • Job Satisfaction

    18. What do you like about your current job?

  • Operational

    19. Have you ever held a position where you had to stand for more than five hours straight?

  • Organizational

    20. Why do you want to work for our medical center?

  • Performance Based

    21. What have your achievements been to date?

  • Performance Based

    22. Can you describe a time when you had to adapt to a new surgical procedure or technology, and how did you ensure that you were fully prepared to assist the surgeon?

  • Problem Solving

    23. Tell me about a time when you made an error during surgery.

  • Role-Specific

    24. How do you ensure that the operating room equipment and instruments are properly sterilized and maintained?

  • Role-Specific

    25. As a surgical technologist, what do you believe is your best asset?

  • Scenario Based

    26. Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.

  • Situational

    27. Can you give an example of a time when you had to handle an emergency situation in the operating room? How did you respond and what was the outcome?

  • Situational

    28. What do you feel is the most important skill a surgical technologist should possess?

  • Teamwork

    29. What have you done in past situations to contribute toward a teamwork environment?

  • Tough

    30. What is your greatest weakness?