Interview Questions to Expect

This list represents some of the general questions you may be asked. You can expect, however, to be asked others, including those specific to your specialty and to the group or hospital with which you are interviewing.

  1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?
  2. Why did you choose to become a physician?
  3. Why did you choose to specialize in (YOUR SPECIALTY)?
  4. What do you like most about being a (YOUR SPECIALTY)?
  5. What do you like least about being a (YOUR SPECIALTY)?
  6. What was the best or worst experience in your residency training?
  7. What would you consider your most difficult case, and how did you handle it?
  8. How much time do you spend with each patient?
  9. What type of rapport do you establish with your patients?
  10. What do you think your peers would say about you?
  11. What do you think the nursing and ancillary support staff would say about you?
  12. What attracts you to this opportunity?
  13. What special skills/experiences do you bring to the job that others might not offer?
  14. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
  15. What are the areas that you need to improve upon?
  16. What salary do you need or expect?
  17. Where do you see yourself in 3 to 5 years?
  18. What are your personal interests outside of medicine?
  19. How does your spouse/significant other feel about living in our community?
  20. Why should we hire you?

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