Physician assistant Interview Questions in United States

"Physician assistants work closely with doctors to provide patient care support. PA's execute many of the same medical duties as physicians, such as examining patients, making diagnoses, and assisting in surgeries. Employers are looking for candidates with a robust knowledge of the medical field and a strong sense of patient care. In order to practice, physician assistants must complete a two-year master's physician assistant program and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. In preparation for your interview, make sure you know the difference between a physician assistant, medical assistant, and nurse practitioner, as these roles vary in duty, scope, and level of schooling."

Physician assistant Interview Questions in United States

Physician assistant Interview Questions in United States

"Physician assistants work closely with doctors to provide patient care support. PA's execute many of the same medical duties as physicians, such as examining patients, making diagnoses, and assisting in surgeries. Employers are looking for candidates with a robust knowledge of the medical field and a strong sense of patient care. In order to practice, physician assistants must complete a two-year master's physician assistant program and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. In preparation for your interview, make sure you know the difference between a physician assistant, medical assistant, and nurse practitioner, as these roles vary in duty, scope, and level of schooling."

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OSF HealthCare
Physician Assistant was asked...March 28, 2009

Do you feel comfortable working without a physician in the office?

2 Answers

I feel totally comfortable working without a physician in the office. I have been trained well and if a situation arises that I don’t know how to handle I’ll page for help. Less

(was unsure how to answer at first had never worked without a physician in the same office) Answered yes. Less

U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group

What is your background with Occupational Medicine?

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During PA school, one of my clinical rotations took place in a US Healthworks clinic. After my rotation was over I spent quite a bit of my free time working in that clinic and so I have experience dealing with the clientele as well as working with the EMR system. Also, I was a Corpsman in the Navy for 5 years. The vast majority of medical experience in the Military can be categorized as Occupational medicine. Less

Unity Health Care

How comfortable are you with teaching/precepting medical residents?

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Although I don't have a lot of experience teaching medical students, I would be very excited to jump at the opportunity. I have strong leadership and communications skills that I would be able to apply to an education setting nicely. Less

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Tell me about your experiences in this field?

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I have completed my graduation in Life Sciences and Biochemistry and a post graduate diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. I participate in social work in handling patients though I never was employed by any institution. I have successfully completed my internship in Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai. For 3 years I was employed in a Pharmacy store which imparted me good knowledge about medicines which is extremely helpful. The most critical thing in patient care is patience and winning the patients confidence that he/she is in the right hands. Less

I never felt like getting employed as I didn't want my passion for human care exploited to make money. Less

Patient care is about winning the patient's confidence however its sad to see medical practitioners involving in unethical practices to meet their institutions goals and get rewarded for it. I worked briefly as a Pharma Representative and after being a part of it for sometime I realized that medical ethics was not just a test I had passed. For a common cold and fever I was advised to sell medicines by a very simple logic, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics and that will cause weakness and hyperacidity so he will also prescribe multivitamins and a proton pump inhibitor. As the patient might experience a burning sensation due to hyperacidity he/she will also be given an oral liquid to neutralize the acid. I didn't vouch for that and left, I was trained to serve mankind not exploit it for a few bucks, so I joined a BPO and did free lancing for charity. I would like to take up this position or any suitable position however I will not break any ethics. Less

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MD24 House Call

Q: How did you hear about us? Q: How much experience do you have?

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I heard about you online and I have 11 years of experience

I hered about your company by website Iam porficinal i have 15 experience at fixed watches all brands Less

St. Francis Sleep, Allergy, and Lung Institute

Q: What is one reason you would not want to work for the company?

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As previously mentioned, I disclosed that I had reservations because of the poor reviews on a well-trusted medical review web site. Less

Yes, when I applied there I had to fill out a written application like in the old days and the CEO grilled me over my answers. She overshares at every opportunity and personal boundaries are meaningless to her. I knew all the details of her marriage, her weight loss struggles, and her lousy luck with employees within the first month of working there. Less

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Describe a situation where yo had to make a difficult decision? How did you make the decision? How was the outcome?

2 Answers

Did they send you a rejection email? I'm still waiting.

My talent coordinator contacted me for another position under the same title

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Why are you interested in this job?

2 Answers

Because I am a new grad and really want to work in internal medicine. I also mentioned why I really wanted to be inpatient versus outpatient medicine Less

Good salry

Northwell Health

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

2 Answers

My strength is to get up every morning and go to work and reach my goals. My weakness it’s not wanting to Fail and what I wanna accomplish in life Less

I always am up for any challenge, nursing is my life!

Verity Health System

Recruiter asked if I was comfortable accepting a lower pay range.

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The high pay range was over the budget, so I declined to go further in the process. Less

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