Interview Questions for Physicians:
1. What kind of information should you gather when seeing a patient for the first time?
Demonstrates candidates' attention to detail and the ability to take an accurate patient history.
2. What kind of information and recommendations would you give to a patient showing signs of developing diabetes?
Demonstrates candidates' medical knowledge as well as interpersonal skills.
3. What steps would you take if you were unable to provide a patient with a strong diagnosis?
Demonstrates candidates' willingness to acknowledge their own short-comings and refer patients to specialists. Be wary of candidates who demonstrate a lack of teamwork skills.
4. What would you do if you saw a medical assistant showing a lack of concern or compassion when performing a diagnostic test, such as drawing blood?
Demonstrates candidates' leadership and communication skills, as well as problem-solving ability.
5. Can you describe a time when you developed a treatment plan for a complex illness or injury? Was it successful?
Demonstrates candidates' knowledge and experience in diagnostics and treatment plans, as well as a willingness to admit to shortcomings or mistakes.