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Urologists Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your Urologists interview, here are 29 interview questions and answer examples.

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What is your greatest fear about being a doctor?

How to Answer

We all have things that make us feel afraid from time to time. Recognizing them is the first step in overcoming them. This question is an opportunity for the interviewer to get to know you on a personal level. Being willing to talk openly to someone about things like this shows your softer side, which is important when you are trying to build a good rapport during an interview.

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29 Urologists Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What is your greatest fear about being a doctor?

      How to Answer

      We all have things that make us feel afraid from time to time. Recognizing them is the first step in overcoming them. This question is an opportunity for the interviewer to get to know you on a personal level. Being willing to talk openly to someone about things like this shows your softer side, which is important when you are trying to build a good rapport during an interview.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I think we all fear something on one level or another. For me, I fear that I may miss something when I am treating a patient. We all have a main objective to find the source of a problem and treat our patients with care. I always want to go home at the end of my day knowing that I gave everything I could to improve the life of someone else."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      1st Answer Example

      "My greatest fear about being a doctor is that I am not learning and
      Growing fast enough to save more people. I know that we can't heal or save everyone, but as a doctor, I want to give everything that I can to those who trust me with their care."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Experienced

      "Honestly, there is not a day that goes by that something doesn't cross my mind and I wonder if I could have done more or taken a different approach to the type of care for a patient. Of course, I give all I have and am very dedicated to my patients. I guess part of what keeps us going and makes us better is the fear of being inadequate."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My biggest concern is the lack of continuity of care and split training of your doctors."

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      Can you explain this in more detail? Tell the interviewer why these issues worry you. Also, consider talking about how you plan to overcome these fears.

  • 2. What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professional?

      How to Answer

      There is more than one reason for asking this question. First, the interviewer wants to know what qualities you think are important to perform this job. Second, and most importantly, your answer will tell the interviewer if you hold yourself to the same standard as you do others. If you want to see certain characteristics in your peers, you should be able to tell the interviewer with confidence that you possess those traits, as well. This question is one that interviewers often use to distinguish sincerity on the part of the candidate.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "Confidence is one thing I think is important. It's hard to believe in someone who doesn't believe in themselves. I believe if a patient is comfortable with a provider's ability to perform it will make following a plan of care easier."

      Written by Darby Faubion

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      "I believe that honesty is important no matter what job title a person holds. I have found that being honest with people creates an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Those qualities, I feel, are essential when building rapport with patients and co-workers."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Experienced

      "We all possess different qualities and that is what makes a great team. If I were responsible for interviewing and hiring new employees, I would look for someone who has a genuine interest in the job and a desire to grow and learn. None of us knows everything there is to know about each disease or treatment. Being willing to learn and share what we've learned with one another makes us a better team and benefits our patients and those who will need care in the future."

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "A healthcare professional needs to be hardworking, honest, resilient, and willing to improve the quality of care."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      These are all great words to describe healthcare professionals. Good job! Don't forget to remind the interviewer that you possess these same qualities, and that's why you're the right person for this role.

  • 3. Are you comfortable giving presentations in front of large groups of people?

      How to Answer

      While you may not be asked to give presentations to large groups of people, there may be an opportunity to speak at seminars. Also, being comfortable with large groups or speaking could give you an opportunity to lecture or mentor others.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I believe I would be comfortable speaking to large groups. I have not spoken to large groups professionally, but I would enjoy the opportunity."

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      "I am comfortable with speaking to large groups. I am a people person and enjoy getting to know others. I have participated in a few urology seminars and have been a guest speaker at my former medical school."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Experienced

      "Yes, I am comfortable speaking to large groups. I have done guest lectures on urology disorders and treatments. I have often wondered if I should consider doing that again from time to time."

      Written by Darby Faubion

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes, if it relates to a health or medical issue. I can communicate simply and professionally."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent! Have you done this before? If so, tell the interviewer all about it! Provide details about the topic you presented, how the audience reacted, and how you handled the pressure.

  • 4. As an urologist, you will often have to deliver discouraging news to patients and their families. How do you handle such hardsituations?

      How to Answer

      Delivering discouraging news can be difficult for any healthcare provider. The interviewer is not expecting you to react as though you are resilient to all difficult situations. Rather, he wants to know that you can get the job done while being compassionate.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I always try to schedule enough time to spend with the patient and family so that they can talk to one another and with me. Helping them process the news is often a way for me to cope, as well."

      Written by Darby Faubion

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I show full sympathy and empathy to patients and their families and explain the types of investigations and treatments along with risks and benefits."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      It's great that you can be empathetic and compassionate towards patients and their families. Can you talk about a time you had to give bad news to a patient and how it went? Your goal should be to impress the interviewer with how capable you are of handling this difficult type of situation. You might discuss how you proceed at the patient's pace, are straightforward while still compassionate, and avoid confusing medical jargon.

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  • 5. Has there ever been a time that you had a disagreement with a co-worker, and if so, how was it resolved?

      How to Answer

      Any time you work with someone else, there is a chance of having a disagreement about something at one time or another. The interviewer knows this. It's human nature for people to have their own opinions. What is important to the interviewer in this question is whether or not you are willing to compromise and work through difficult situations with your co-workers. Being unwilling to compromise or find alternative solutions to a dispute can affect everyone on the team, even if it is indirectly. Sharing a personal experience is OK, but do not embellish it to 'be the hero.'

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I am usually a very soft-spoken person and strive to be the 'peacekeeper.' I can't recall any specific incident of a disagreement."

      Written by Darby Faubion

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Ward rounds were sometimes a problem. To finish the rounds early, I used to split the team into groups to see the patients based on priorities while I saw new admissions and complicated cases. I motivated them to finish early."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      While the example you give is interesting, it doesn't apply to this question. Can you think of a time you disagreed with a coworker and then talk about how you resolved the issue?

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  • 6. When did you first decide to become a physician and why?

      How to Answer

      Understanding what drove you to become a physician speaks volumes to the interviewer. The interviewer knows that you are dedicated or you wouldn't have gone to medical school and then moved on to specialty training. Share your personal thoughts with the interviewer.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "From the time I was in junior high school, all I could think of was growing up and becoming a doctor. My best friend's dad was a family practitioner and I remember that even at a young age I loved to talk to him. He made me feel like I could be the best doctor ever. I have always remembered him and his genuine personality and optimism."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "When I was 14, I used to see people in the villages suffering. I wanted to be able to help them."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Wow! That is inspiring. Tell the interviewer more about where you grew up, the types of people you saw suffering, and why you felt compelled to help them and others. Don't skimp on the details of the story because this will help to differentiate you from other candidates. Good luck! :)

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  • 7. Have you ever considered choosing a different specialty?

      How to Answer

      Many employee candidates are unsure of how to answer this question. Most feel that if they say they may have other interests that the interviewer will not recommend them for employment. This is not necessarily the case. This is simply an opportunity for the interviewer to get to know your interests.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "Actually, I had initially thought that I would become a gynecologist. Something about urology was just very intriguing to me and I knew I wanted to make a career in this specialty area."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I left general surgery for urology and have no plan to leave it."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Why did you leave general surgery? Why did you pick urology? Why do you prefer urology over general surgery? The interviewer will want to understand your story and passions. Don't hesitate to talk about yourself and your background!

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  • 8. What can you tell me about bladder cancer?

      How to Answer

      Urologists are expected to understand and identity many disorders of the urinary system. One of the hardest diagnosis to have to tell a patient is bladder cancer. When sharing your knowledge with the interviewer, tell facts, but also feel free to give an example of a patient you had with this disease.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "25-30% with LUTS UTI and haematuria. is a common problem, 80% NMIBC. We have a good cure rate and follow-up and are in high-risk group MMC ERC and BCG."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent! It definitely sounds like you know what you're talking about! Can you also discuss a time when you treated someone with this condition? Adding personal stories like this will make your responses more memorable to the interviewer.

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  • 9. Tell me about a time you were trusted with confidential information regarding a patient's care.

      How to Answer

      Working within the medical career field you are trusted with sensitive information each day. Don't fall into this trap and answer this question with a story containing confidential information, people will view your answer negatively and view you as not being trustworthy. If you choose to tell about a situation be sure to be vague and not use names or too many details.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I am expected to keep all information confidential every day, so there is not just one instance that I can refer to. I believe in practicing within legal and ethical bounds and keeping patient's confidence is one way I do that."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

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  • 10. What is a rather common urinary problem that men experience?

      How to Answer

      There are many urinary disorders. Some are more common in men than in women, and vice versa. A urologist is expected to be able to identify these disorders and provide education regarding them.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "BPH is a benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate that blocks the flow of urine through the urethra. The prostate cells gradually multiply, creating an enlargement that puts pressure on the urethra. In men, urine flows from the bladder through the urethra. The pressure that is placed on the urethra due to BPH often causes urinary difficulty."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "LUTS is related to an enlarged prostate."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Nice! You come across as knowledgeable here, but give more details about the condition and any experience you've had treating people with it. The more details you can give, the better!

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  • 11. Salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same job?

      How to Answer

      Most employers do offer higher salary incentives to get more seasoned employees. This is not meant to devalue a person's knowledge or experience, but rather paying for more experience. It is important to note that the interviewer is not saying you will definitely make less than someone with more experience. Many times this question is to see how you respond and how badly you want a position. If an employee is willing to put in the work and earn the pay increase, employers often see them as someone worth investing in. This is a good time to ask what the beginning salary is and discuss options that are negotiable such as benefits and paid time off.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I don't have a problem with someone who has more experience than me making a higher salary. I respect the experience that others have and know that I will have to prove myself."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Well, I don't mind he may be working longer as generally salaries depend on the scales."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      It's great that you don't mind this and that you recognize the perks that come with putting in more time than someone else (i.e., seniority). You might mention how you look forward to receiving similar compensation once you've gained more experience. You could also talk about how you admire people who are more experienced than you and enjoy learning from them.

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  • 12. If you were the person responsible for hiring new employees, what qualities would you look for in a candidate, and do you think you possess those qualities?

      How to Answer

      There is more than one reason for asking this question. First, the interviewer wants to know what qualities you think are important to perform this job. Second, and most importantly, your answer will tell the interviewer if you hold yourself to the same standard as you do others. If you want to see certain characteristics in your peers, you should be able to tell the interviewer with confidence that you possess those traits, as well. This question is one that interviewers often use to distinguish sincerity on the part of the candidate.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "If I were hiring someone, I would look for someone who is passionate about the job and about patient care. I also feel that being approachable and willing to learn is very important."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would look for a person with knowledge, experience, a pleasant personality, passion, and initiative."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      These are indeed all qualities that a new urologist should possess. Nice job! Don't forget to respond to the other half of the question, though. Namely, do YOU possess these qualities as well? If so, can you give an example of a time you used these personality traits to perform your job well?

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  • 13. Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

      How to Answer

      In an industry as large as healthcare, diversity among peers is inevitable. To be successful, it is crucial to learn how to work with a diverse group of people. Some people are intimidated when faced with learning new cultures and beliefs, but in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to provide effective care. The interviewer wants to know that you are open to meeting and learning about new people and becoming an integral part of the team. Be positive with your response.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "The largest diverse group I worked with was probably when I did my clinical rotation at University Medical Center. I was afforded the opportunity to meet people from different cultures, religions, and professional backgrounds. It gave me an eye-opening experience of how many wonderful people there are!"

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes, sometimes good and sometimes hard."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Great! The interviewer will be happy that you have this type of experience. Talk more about what benefits you received when you worked with others who were from diverse backgrounds. Did you appreciate their varying perspectives and academic knowledge? If it was hard at times, explain why and how you overcame these difficulties.

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  • 14. Tell me a problem with a patient where you may have been misinformed about the patient's symptoms and had to re-evaluate a care plan or a time that a patient was afraid of treatment and had to be educated further before following through with care.

      How to Answer

      Tell me a problem with a patient where you may have been misinformed about the patient's symptoms or status and had to re-evaluate a care plan or a time that a patient was afraid of treatment and had to be educated further before following through with care.

      As a medical professional working with patients you research problems on a daily basis. Tell the interviewer about a particular situation, how you researched the problem and what the outcome was. Tell the interviewer about a time that a patient came back to you because his symptoms weren't being relieved or the time that you discovered the patient was not taking his medications as prescribed.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "One incident I can recall was an elderly woman came into the clinic with repeated urinary tract infections. She was given prescriptions for the infection and taught on proper use of the medications and given instruction on ways to prevent the infection. Still, every time she came back for a follow-up appointment, she still had symptoms. After counseling with her and asking about her behavior patterns at home, we discovered she took daily baths with bath salts and perfumed soaps. She was educated on the ways that those things could irritate the urinary tract and could lead to infection. When she returned for her next follow-up, she was symptom free."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "TURP and vasectomies."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      These sound like solid examples but make sure to tell the interviewer why these specific health issues sometimes require re-evaluations or additional education. If possible, provide specific examples with lots of details.

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  • 15. What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

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      Rather than just sharing how you have gone above and beyond expectations in the past, focus on how your qualities will help you meet and exceed expectations with their organization. Discuss the reasons why will you be great at this job. Talk about your qualifications and skills that will help you to do this job well. If you can, match your strengths to the requirements outlined in the job description.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I feel I have the education and skills necessary to become an asset to your organization and I believe, given the opportunity, I can prove that."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My qualifications and experience match the job requirements, and I know the department. I believe this job will be enjoyable."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      When answering this question, you'll want to talk about the company culture, what you like about it, and why you believe you'll fit into it. You'll also want to spell out your qualifications and experience to remind the interviewer of all you have to offer.

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  • 16. Why did you choose to specialize in urology?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to get to know you as a person and what interests you. If something happened in your life that led you to a medical career, this is a good time to share that experience.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "Urologists have a reputation as easy going and happy people. We also have a pretty well-developed sense of humor, which is helpful when addressing sensitive issues like sexual function and urination."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I had a special interest in urology since the beginning. When I was studying for school or exam I would prefer to do urology first; maybe I felt comfortable with knowledge and subject."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Desiring to do your urology work first is an excellent indicator that it's your favorite! This is a good start, for sure. Next, try adding in a bit of information on what you enjoy the most about this area of specialization.

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  • 17. Do you anticipate any significant changes in your life within the next 2-3 years that may prevent you from continuing employment here if you are offered a position here?

      How to Answer

      Knowing what goals you have and any changes you anticipate in your life will give the interviewer an opportunity to evaluate two things: 1. what positions are available that won't disrupt your plans, and 2. are you interested in having a long-term relationship within the company? Either way, being upfront and honest is always appreciated.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "My goal is to find a position that will allow me to work long term. I do not anticipate any significant changes that would affect that. I have family that live nearby and close ties to the community."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I don't foresee many issues but as the job is a bit of a distance from my home, my children's school might affect my employment."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Your best bet when answering this question is to be honest but also emphasize that you desire to stay with the company for a long time. They won't want to hire and train someone only to have them leave shortly after! Consider rephrasing your answer like the one below:

      "I am looking for a long-term position with your company and would love to stay with you for multiple years if everything works out. I don't foresee any big changes in my life that would prevent me from continuing to work for you. While my children's schools aren't very close, I don't think this will be an issue. I believe that all of the benefits of your company culture and this role will far outweigh that small inconvenience."

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  • 18. What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

      How to Answer

      This is probably one of the most dreaded questions in a job interview. Answering this question requires self evaluation and honesty. Remember, whatever weakness you decide to share, make sure it is not a key characteristic needed to perform your job as a phlebotomist.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "One of my weaknesses is that I often get nervous around people I don't know. I know we all do that to a certain degree, but for me, it has become something that I am aware of. I now try to attend social activities where I know there are going to be opportunities to meet new people so that I can overcome social anxiety."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am too soft, and people take advantage."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      This is a good weakness to mention because it can also be viewed positively. By being 'soft,' do you mean that you are very nice and compassionate? Explain to the interviewer that while sometimes this means people take advantage of you, it's also helpful because you're able to connect with patients in a meaningful and caring way. You should also talk about how you compensate for this 'weakness.' Do you make it a point to be assertive when something conflicts with your value system? Have you practiced doing that?

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  • 19. What education would you provide to a patient regarding urinary tract infections?

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      Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common. However, many times they can easily be prevented with proper education. Identifying risk factors for infection, instructing on preventive measures, and quick treatment can help ease the symptoms of and help resolve UTIs.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "Urinary tract infections are more common in women and girls than in males. Teaching female patients proper cleaning techniques, such as wiping from front to back after urination, helps reduce the risk of spreading bacteria from the rectum or vagina into the urethra which can then enter the bladder and cause infection. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding carbonated drinks is also helpful to flush the kidneys and bladder of waste products."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

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  • 20. What is a possible downside to getting a penile implant?

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      There are downsides or risks to any medical procedure and it is up to healthcare providers to educate patients on healthcare options and associated risks. The interviewer wants to know that you are capable of educating a patient on this procedure.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "With rigid implants, over time the layer of scar tissue will form around the cylinders. This causes the pseudo-capsule to become looser, which will cause the erection to loosen up and will wobble."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "It's expensive and can cause complications."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      What kind of complications? Be sure to flesh out your answer so it's meaningful and impactful to the interviewer. You should also provide details to showcase your knowledge and expertise.

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  • 21. Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

      How to Answer

      Building strong relationships is essential for success of any business. The healthcare industry is no exception. Share why you think you have good relationship building skills.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I do feel like I have good relationship building skills. I like people and enjoy getting to know them."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes. I am friendly, approachable, and helpful."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      It's great that you're friendly, approachable, and helpful, but don't forget to discuss your ability to build a rapport with others. Have you successfully worked on teams in the past? If so, consider talking about this and the type of relationships you formed.

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  • 22. How would your subordinates describe you?

      How to Answer

      Questions such as this one are asked with the aim of getting you to discuss some of your qualities, perhaps hidden that you wouldn't have mentioned if you weren't asked. Remember to share positives, but not sound conceited.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "My supervisory experience is somewhat limited. However, I do believe those that have worked with me would say that I am approachable and that I am willing to work hard to make teamwork effective."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "They would describe me as friendly and approachable."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Nice! What else? Then talk more about each descriptive term you mention. See below for an example of another way you could answer this question:

      "I think that my subordinates would describe me as friendly and approachable. While I always maintain a professional demeanor, I'm also just naturally nice. I enjoy working in an atmosphere where people have fun working together and treat each other with respect and kindness, so I strive to cultivate this type of environment within my team. Also, as a manager, I believe it's important that people can come to me with questions and concerns, so I make myself available and strive to be an active listener. In addition, I believe they would also describe me as hard-working, organized, compassionate, collaborative, and a quick thinker."

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  • 23. What advice would you give students who are considering pursuing a career in urology?

      How to Answer

      We all have something of substance to add to the lives of others. Being willing to share your personal insight and experiences with others who may come after you is a privilege. An interviewer will often ask a question like this to see if you are approachable and willing to help others.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "If I were to talk with someone considering this specialty, I would encourage them to make a plan of action, to visit universities and medical schools, to ask questions and never stop learning."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would tell them to select a career after consulting the right people. To work in this field, you need hard work, dedication, honesty, and passion. I think Urology is the best field as it's a combination of science and technology."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great! It's important that you express how passionate you are about the field of urology when you answer this question. Perhaps you could also talk about what made you decide to go into this field and how you knew it was the right decision for you.

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  • 24. Urologists at our facility often work on rotation. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

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      Being flexible with the schedule you are willing to work is always a plus. However, many people work more than one job or have a one parent home which requires them to have a flexible schedule. Others simply prefer to work one shift rather than another. Being upfront with the interviewer about what schedule suits your preference could help prevent conflict later on. It is easier to plan a schedule you can agree on than it is to fix problems that arise due to fear of being rejected. Be honest and direct.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "While I am not unopposed to working overtime or extended schedules such as holidays, I would like to have the opportunity to spend time with small children, as well."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes, I will be available. I will show my full support to the team."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great! The interviewer will appreciate your flexibility and willingness. Have you ever done shift work or unusual hours before? If so, talk about this so the interviewer knows you're capable.

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  • 25. What do you like most about being a urologist?

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      Whatever your reason for becoming a urologist, there are probably things that you like best about the profession and things you would change if you could. This is an opportunity for you to show the interviewer your passion for the career you've chosen.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "There are many reasons I enjoy urology. The disorders related to this specialty are farther reaching than many people realize. Urinary dysfunction and sexual dysfunction can make a person feel very embarrassed and inadequate. I like the fact that I am able to offer help and resolutions, when possible, to assist these patients in regaining some normalcy in their lives."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

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      "I have the opportunity to see a variety of patients. I also feel especially great after urine retention, torsion, colic, or sepsis cure. I also enjoy treating testis bladder and prostate cancer in the early stages to help my patients beat cancer."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent! Your passion shines through in this answer. Make your reply even more memorable to the interviewer by talking about a specific patient you helped overcome one of the illnesses you mention. You might also add a sentence that reiterates how much you like helping other people be healthy and cancer-free.

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  • 26. Have you ever been accused of malpractice?

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      Malpractice is defined as 'improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, especially by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official.' It is important to recognize that the interviewer is asking if you have been accused, not convicted. Although many people would like to shy away from this question, if there is anything that may be revealed later, it is important to be honest now.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level


      "I have never been accused of malpractice. I strive to update my credentials based upon licensing requirements and to stay apprised of any new law or amendment that may affect the way I practice in an effort to protect both myself and my patients."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Never."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great! Take this opportunity to reiterate to the interviewer that you are someone who works hard and is ethical and honest. You could also talk about your relationship-building skills when it comes to patients and colleagues.

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  • 27. Do you participate in any outreach or volunteer work?

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      Although being a community volunteer is not a requirement for employment, willingness to give of your time and resources to others without compensation shows the interviewer that you have a sincere desire to serve others. If you have volunteered, share a positive experience you had as a volunteer. If you have not volunteered, it is not necessary to embellish your answer. Stating that you have not volunteered previously is not going to disqualify you from employment.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I have volunteered at MedCamps for kids a few summers. I do think community involvement is important."

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "On my holidays or some weekends, I offer free medical advice and help young doctors with examinations."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      That's awesome! Give the interviewer more details to make your answer more powerful. Where do you go to provide free medical advice? What kind of people have you helped in the past? Have you ever mentored anyone before? Emphasize how you have impacted the lives of others.

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  • 28. In your opinion, what are some of the biggest problems in healthcare today?

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      As a urologist, you have spent a great deal of time studying and perfecting your skill. Your opinion is valuable and the interviewer is giving you a chance to voice it. No matter what your answer, remember to be respectful.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "One of the biggest problems in healthcare is patchwork causing a lack of continuity. Medical education and training are also an issue, as close contact supervision is lost."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      These both sound like significant problems in healthcare today. Good job! Consider discussing them in more length with the interviewer so they know that you fully understand why these are relevant and impactful issues in your field. If either issue has ever personally impacted you, be sure to mention this as well.

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  • 29. In your position now, knowing what you do, what would you say to someone who is just now starting a medical career?

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      The old saying 'Hindsight is 20/20' is something many people say is true. This question gives you an opportunity to show how you have grown and what kind of wisdom you may pass on to someone who is coming into this career after you.

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      Entry Level

      "I would have to say, 'If you feel like you want to specialize in one area and then change your mind, go with it. We all have that special calling in our life. We just have to listen for it.'"

      Written by Darby Faubion on November 19th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would say a medical career is a very rewarding career and be open to take this roller coaster ride with open arms as they will be making a difference for someone's life."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Love it! A roller-coaster ride with open arms is a fantastic way to explain this exciting journey. Your passion shines through very nicely.

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