Vascular Surgery Fellowship Mock Interview

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

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Are you comfortable adapting to new technologies as a vascular surgery fellow to perform non-invasive vascular tests?

During your two years of training in vascular surgery fellowship, you will learn new technologies and equipment to perform testing procedures like angiograms and duplex ultrasounds. The program you are interviewing with needs to be assured that you are confident in your ability to learn new technologies quickly and proficiently.

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30 Vascular Surgery Fellowship Interview Questions & Answers

  • Adaptability

    1. Are you comfortable adapting to new technologies as a vascular surgery fellow to perform non-invasive vascular tests?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. What questions do you have about our vascular surgery fellowship program?

  • Behavioral

    3. Tell me about a time you received constructive criticism from an attending physician or senior resident during your residency. How did you respond?

  • Behavioral

    4. Talk about the most difficult patient case you were a part of during your residency. How did you handle the situation?

  • Capability

    5. What will you do to stay motivated and prevent yourself from burning out?

  • Career Goals

    6. What are your future career goals after you complete this fellowship training program?

  • Career Goals

    7. Is there a particular rotation or experience you are most looking forward to as a prospective vascular surgery fellow?

  • Communication

    8. How would you describe your interpersonal and communication skills?

  • Compatibility

    9. Is there a specific personality type you find difficult to work with effectively?

  • Compatibility

    10. What do you know about our institution? Do you see yourself fitting in well here?

  • Conflict

    11. Did you ever have a dispute with a colleague during your residency training? If so, how did you navigate the situation?

  • Creative Thinking

    12. How would you like to see the delivery of surgical care evolve in the years to come?

  • Critical Thinking

    13. Why is continuity of care vital for vascular surgery patients?

  • Critical Thinking

    14. While there are many pros to practicing as a vascular surgeon, what would be one con of practicing in this specialty?

  • Critical Thinking

    15. Based on your knowledge and personal opinion, what will the future of vascular surgery look like?

  • Direct

    16. Do you have any concerns about relocating to join our vascular surgery program or living in this city for the next two years?

  • Discovery

    17. What do you think your biggest challenge in your vascular surgery fellowship will be?

  • Discovery

    18. What drove you to pursue training as a general surgeon?

  • Discovery

    19. Why should we choose you over other applicants?

  • Discovery

    20. What would you say is your greatest weakness as a surgeon?

  • Discovery

    21. How would your current colleagues describe your bedside manner?

  • Discovery

    22. Take a minute to talk about your interests and hobbies outside of your clinical training.

  • Discovery

    23. What made you choose our vascular surgery fellowship program over others?

  • Discovery

    24. What are the top strengths you developed during your general surgery training that would benefit you in our fellowship program?

  • Education

    25. Talk about your scholarly activities during your residency training. How did they prepare you for success as a vascular surgery fellow?

  • Experience

    26. What types of settings did you get to practice in and perform procedures in as a resident?

  • Leadership

    27. What type of leader do you expect to be in our program?

  • Operational

    28. How do HIPAA laws impact your daily work as a general surgery resident? Will you continue to take these laws seriously as a fellow in our program?

  • Performance Based

    29. How do you keep your emotions from affecting your work in the operating room?

  • Stress

    30. What would you say was the most stressful part of your general surgery residency?