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

1 of 29 Urologists Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Updated on November 19th, 2018 |
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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.

Professional Answer Examples
General
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"I came from a family of educators and was initially an education major in college. Through some friends, I joined a community service fraternity and discovered how much I enjoyed helping people. During that same time period, both of my grandparents were diagnosed with cancer and our whole family was very active in their care. My grandfather's oncologist became a close and influential role model for me during those early years. It was this combination of personal experiences, and the utility of applying science and technology to help people, which transformed my career aspirations."

Entry Level
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"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."

Experienced
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"For me, medicine was the only option. Initially I wasn't sure what specialty area I was going to work in. I started medical school and learned about different specialty areas and urology just seemed to 'fit' for me. It is one decision in my life that I have never second guessed."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 01/06/2015
Last modified on: 11/19/2018
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