Question Bank( Medical Doctor Interview Questions )

With your help we are compiling a set of interview questions, so that all trainees can benefit and practice before the interviews.

Please contribute any question you may have collected.

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Non Specific Question

Tell me about a time you when you tried to accomplish something and failed.

Orthopaedic Training

You observe bullying behaviour by a Consultant towards two Registrars. One of the Registrars is struggling. How would you handle this?

General Practice Training

You are working in a practice as a GP registrar. You have strong suspicions that one of the GPs in the practice has been injecting pethidine. His behavior has been strange for several weeks and he has been late to work and occasionally looks disheveled. You’ve also noticed some (pethidine) stock has gone missing. Today on entering the practice he is behaving erratically, and you think he looks “pinned”or “high”. How do you deal with this situation?

General Practice Training

How did you prepare for entry into GP training?

Oral Maxillo Facial Training

Bleeding during extraction 28. How would you manage it (with no consultant)?

General Practice Training

Give an example of a clinical situation in which follow up was critical to patient care. How were you involved, and how did you make sure that continuity of care was maintained?

General RMO/SRMO type post

Tell me how your experience is going to help you do this job

Psychiatry Training

What is your understanding of the term countertransference? Can you give an example of countertransference in your current or previous work?

Basic Physician Training

Scenario = You are a medical registrar working an afterhours shift. You are called to review a renal patient (60yo) on the ward during a clinical review call for reduced urine output (PACE, RACE). You notice that their renal function has deteriorated significantly from baseline. The patient is also hyperkalaemic, clinically dry and an ABG reveals a high anion gap acidosis. He is also complaining of chest tightness and palpitations on further questioning. The patient has no advanced care directive in place and he is not previously on dialysis. Talk us through your management of this patient. (The interviewers then kept asking questions during your answer, like patient is now hypotensive, what would you do (ie: escalate to rapid response call/ICU involvement), what would you say to ICU when they arrive. Family has arrived, describe to us what you would say to them. How would you discuss the advanced care directive with the patient? What are your differentials?)

Non Specific Question

What are the traits of a bad leader and can you give examples from your work place?

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Interview Questions Form

For helping AdvanceMed provide better services to trainees in the future
  • Please tell us about an interview question you encountered that you think we should try to cover in our workshops.