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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Physician Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Physician Office Assistant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by HR first (very easy; essentially a practice interview), then by two Administrators simultaneously, then by the Administrative Coordinator, then by physicians if you pass all previous steps.

Interview Question – Give us one example of when you did not agree with your boss and what you did about it.   Answer Question


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Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Interview Details – The interview process was a rigorous one. I had a total of 3 interviews before getting the position. It isn't necessarily hard just lengthy.

Interview Question – Have you ever failed at anything? How did you handle it?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in November 2013.

Interview Details – Had team interviews with the department that I was sent to. They took turns asking me questios from a sheet. After I was sent to interview with another group of mangers.

Interview Question – Most questions are basic but know more about the organization itself.   Answer Question


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Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in February 2014.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process took about a month and a half for me due to scheduling issues. The first interview I had was with a recruiter who asked me basic questions about myself and my background. She also asked a few questions about working in a team and difficult situations that I have been in at work and how I handled them. Those last questions were to prepare me for the interview that I would have with the two Administrative Managers the following week. My interview with the two managers went well. They asked about 20 questions ranging from what my role is usually in a team to if I had ever made a mistake during my job. As long as you give genuine detailed answers you should be fine. My second interview took the longest (about an hour and half) but that was because they were extremely friendly so it was easy to talk to them and get more in depth about my experiences. The last interview was with the doctors that I would be working for. I was a little nervous at first but as soon as I came in to meet with them I quickly realized that there was nothing to be nervous about because they were so nice! They didn't really ask me any of the usual interview questions. They just asked more questions about my personality and what my future goals were. I was offered the position the next day. Overall it was a great interview process!

Interview Question – Have you ever received feedback that you did not agree with?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


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Average Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online in February and received an invitation to take an assessment. The next day I was contacted by a recruiter who gave me a short phone interview and invited me in for an interview the following week. The day of the interview I met with the recruiter and she set me up for all my interviews for the same day. I met with two administrative supervisors, then two administrative managers and then with the physicians I would be working with. One of the physicians was unavailable and I was scheduled to come back the following week to meet with her. Th interviews all went extremely well. They were professional yet very inviting and relaxed. The physicians were VERY nice ladies. The interviews were about 30 mins to an hour and consisted of many behavioral and job based questions. They wanted specific clear answers that tied to previous employment. BE VERY CLEAR IN YOUR ANSWERS.

Interview Question – Name three things that you need to work on. It comes up in all job interviews and I am never quite prepared for it.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Interview Details – The hiring process required a lot of traveling. The first "round" was with a talent acquisitions manager who required me to take a computer test before the meeting. He also asked me a few questions that would be asked in the real interview. This was prep for the second "round" with two hiring managers who asked me around 15-20 questions. They required me to be specific in my answers. After that, I was called back to meet with a doctor, his nurse, and administrative assistant. This interview was short, just a few questions on conflict resolution.

Interview Question – Tell us about a time where you made a mistake.
When was a time you showed empathy?
When was a time you missed a deadline?
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Interview Details – I applied through their website and never heard back until I had a friend who put me in contact with one of the recruiters. I emailed that recruiter and he immediately set me up for an hr interview. The hr interview was very easy going and the questions that were asked were very simple. Then I was forwarded to a hiring manager whom I could not get in contact with that same day so i was scheduled for an itnerview the following week. I met with two of the hiring managers who were a bit uptight and asked close to 20 questions back and forth.

Interview Question – What would you change about this hospital if you were hired?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in July 2013.

Interview Details – Met with Talent Acquisition Specialist and took a skills test. About a month later (due to my schedule) met with two Administrative Coordinators at the main hospital site. Second interview was more extensive with a lot of questions and details about the job. The second interview lasted about an hour.

Interview Question – What is a personality trait of yours that other people might misinterpret?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Interview Details – I worked with one of the hospital recruiters and he was great and organizing and helping prepare me for the interviews. I had several interviews with various administrative managers and physicians. Overall, I thought the process was a little drawn out but well organized.

Interview Question – Please tell us about a time where you made a mistake   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Physician Office Assistant Interview

Physician Office Assistant
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Interview Details – I found out about this job through a recruiter. Once I passed their tests/interviews, I visited MSKCC's HR dept. I took a computer-based test that focused on typing speed (both numerical and lexical) and Microsoft Office knowledge. I then met with an HR rep who told me my test results (a simple pass/no pass answer) and discussed why I was interested in the positions (both a "floater" position and an specifically assigned doctor position were available). Important topics included "Why medicine?" and career goals.

I passed that "round" and was asked take a shuttle to the Main hospital where I met with an Administrative Coordinator (physician office assistants' supervisor) and a Physician Office Specialist. They asked many questions based around teamwork (the standard "Tell me about a time..." type of questions). The final question was something along the lines of, "Why should we hire you?" I was then asked to wait outside while they determined whether I passed that round. I then met with an Administrative Manager (the Coordinator's supervisor). She asked questions along a similar vein.

I was then thanked for my time and went home. I received an email from the HR rep that said they would like to have me move on to the next round. I interviewed with a doctor. Then I got another email inviting me to interview with the second doctor. I was offered a position as a physician office assistant to the second doctor.

Interview Question – The most "difficult" question I personally encountered was asked by the Administrative Manager - "What frustrates you most while working?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. The salary and benefits are pre-determined, and you may discuss these with the HR rep when you first interview.

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