Preparing for a Medical Job Interview? Taking the time to prepare for your medical job interview is essential. This list of interview questions was prepared by medical and healthcare hiring managers as well as several leading nursing managers and nurse recruiters at major medical centers.

Successfully acing your job interview may not only help you get a great job in the healthcare or medical field. You may actually get a higher salary if your interview goes well. Here are the questions most commonly asked in medical employment interviews.

Interview Questions:

Tell me about yourself
Why did you become a nurse?
How many years of experience do you have?
Where did you get your training?
What certifications do you have?
How long has it been since you worked in (ER, OR, ICU or your particular speciality area?
What are your strengths?
What is your greatest weakness?
How do you handle stress?
Why did you choose (ER, OR, ICU, LTC, FNP, or other specialty area of nursing)?
What do you like to do in your free time?
What do you know about our hospital?
What do you know about our community?
Why would you like to work for us?
Describe your perfect job.
What is most important to you in a job?
What would you like to be doing in five years?
Have you ever been fired or asked to resign?
Would you have any concerns if we did a background check on you?
What would we find if we did a background check?
Why did you leave your last job?
What have you been doing since you’ve been out of work?
Are you prepared to relocate?
What kind of recommendations will you get from previous employers?
Describe your relationship with your last three managers or administrators.
What qualities do you admire most in people?
What kind of managers do you like the most? The least? Why?
Tell me about a time in which you had to handle an irate physician, co-worker, or patient. How did you handle it and what were the results.
What are your most important career accomplishments?
Describe a difficult decision you’ve made and the process you went through to reach that decision.
Why should I hire you?
What can you offer us that someone else can’t?
How long would you stay if we offered you this postion?
What nursing organizations do you belong to?
What journals do you read?
How do you stay current in your practice?