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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 Tell us what sort of post you were applying for: Interview Question
General Practice Training

This question looks at personal and professional development: What have you done up to this point to prepare yourself for general practice training. N.B. - Excellent candidates would specifically discuss what personal and professional development they have done to address community needs eg. they are aware Australia has an aging population so specifically picked an aged care or general medicine term, another eg. is they are aware GPs often see a lot of paediatric patients so in their ED term they made the effort to discuss with their team leader to be rostered into paediatric section.

Non Specific Question

Tell us about the last skill/hobby you learned which is unrelated to Medicine.

Basic Physician Training

What is a physician?

Orthopaedic Training

What are the red flags of low back pain? Define a red flag. How would you manage a patient with acute low back pain and saddle anaesthesia.

Non Specific Question

Tell me about a time you encountered an unreasonable deadline, what did you do about it

Non Specific Question

What type of patients do you find difficult?

Dermatology Training

A patient has come to you with a pigmented lesion that she has been seeing a GP about for the last 12 months, who has basically just monitored the lesion. You excise the lesion and the pathology results return – thick melanoma with a 50% survival rate. What do you do

Orthopaedic Training

You are provided a picture of a 45yo man post MVA (midshaft femur fracture). He was sent from ED to the ward. You received no handover from ED or the evening registrar. He is 92% O2 on 6L. What is the likely diagnosis? What investigations will you perform? What are the treatment options?

Orthopaedic Training

Give an example of when you were part of a team that wasn't working. How did you improve it?

Non Specific Question

What problems do you think this specialty may face in the future?

 Tell us what sort of post you were applying for: Interview Question

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.