Sample Residency Interview Questions

  1. Patient Care
  • Tell me how you approach diagnosing a complicated patient?
  • Tell me about a time when you went “over and above” in caring for a patient.
  • Tell me what “caring for patients” means to you personally.
  1. Teamwork/Accountability
  • Describe your contribution to your team?
  • How would you describe your documentation as it relates to timeliness and content?
  1. Communication
  • Tell me about how you develop rapport with your patients. Provide an example of your effectiveness in developing rapport.
  • Tell me about your approach to patient education.
  • Tell me about your communication with members of the healthcare team. Provide an example of your effectiveness working within interdisciplinary teams
  1. Commitment to personal growth
  • Are you comfortable taking feedback?
  • Please highlight a time when you received corrective feedback and responded in a positive fashion making the necessary changes/improvements to your performance
  • Describe when you analyzed your own performance and created a personal improvement plan.
  • Describe what you will contribute to your future program using the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  1. Miscellaneous
  • How would you describe yourself as a prospective residency candidate?
  • Provide me insight as to what separates you from the other candidates as it relates to residency applications.
  • recognition of limits, conscientiousness, etc.
  • What kind of learning environment will allow you to thrive?
  • What kind of program are you interested in?


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