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Interview Preparation: Purpose of Medical Doctor Interviews

Important Documents
  • Your CV
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Documents requested by the program

An interview serves two major purposes: to allow employers to discover your skillset to help them decide if you are fit for the job, and to enable you to gather information about a position and decide if it is right for you.

It is important to remember that not only are they interviewing you, but you are interviewing them. Below, you will find some tips for interviewing.

First impressions are everything.

Make sure that you are both well-dressed and comfortable. This will increase your confidence during the interview, and you will be more likely to speak highly of yourself and your experiences. Leave them with the best first impression possible.

Schedule the interview during the week.

Even if a weekend is entirely unavoidable, try to squeeze in a Monday or Friday. Doing so allows you to see how the facility operates during regular business hours.

Take your significant other with you.

While you are interviewing, they can scope out the area and gather information about schools and housing. This will allow you to avoid making a second trip, smoothing out the transition to a new area.

Plan ahead.

Do your research about the facilities you are interviewing with, so you know what questions to ask. Avoid asking questions about things that would have been listed on the facility’s website, as you will come across as unprepared. It is also important that you know what questions to ask and also how you will answer the interviewer’s questions.

Follow up.

Follow up. Be sure to follow up with your interviewers. Send them an email or a “thank you” card to show that you appreciate their time.

NOTE! It is also important to note that you should bring along your CV, letters of recommendation, and any other documents requested by the program.

  • Join the Physician Ambassador Program to earn additional income during training;
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