Nail These Practice Interview Questions
ARE YOU A PHYSICIAN LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST POSITION OUT OF TRAINING? OR ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED PHYSICIAN LOOKING FOR YOUR NEW ROLE?
As a former physician recruiter, I know the ins and outs of a physician interview. Often, you start with someone in an HR capacity and then move to a practice manager or department chair. This list represents some of the general questions you may be asked.
What specifically about this opportunity is of interest to you?
How would you describe your “ideal” practice situation? What are your long term professional goals?
Why did you choose to specialize in (YOUR SPECIALTY)?
Are you board certified? If not, are you eligible? When do you plan to sit for the boards?
What do you think the nursing and ancillary support staff would say about you?
What do you like best about your current practice? Least? What have you attempted to change?
What do you expect from practice colleagues? Practice staff? Administration? Hospital staff?
What type of rapport do you establish with your patients?
What specific community offerings are important to you and others in your household?
What aspects of your specialty do you want to have in your practice? initially? 5 years?
Describe past leadership and/or training/mentoring experiences? What did you most enjoy? Least?
How does your spouse/significant other feel about living in our community?
It’s also important to read the job description carefully.
Job descriptions can give you “clues” into the types of questions that you will be asked during the interview.
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