This article examines numerous general questions and possible responses that will be of special interest for those doctors interviewing for an administrative position. These queries will be presented under the topic headings of why do you want to change jobs, what are your strong and weak points, what are your credentials to do this job well, and what are your career objectives. However, some of these questions and answers will also be helpful to those physicians seeking a clinical job. Additional types of questions and answers, such as those found in behavioral, situational, and stress interviews, will be discussed in subsequent articles.
From the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.
Received for publication August 12, 2013; revision accepted August 27, 2013.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 N Evergreen Dr, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.