Medical interview skills for the Doctors

Throughout the medical career, there are numerous interviews that one appears for and that lead to roles that will further excel the career profile. It is very important to be mentally prepared and confident for any upcoming interviews. The ultimate aim and objective of a medical interview is to find your competencies as a doctor and to examine your personality.

Here are some of the must to know points and checklists in the following avenues to help you prepare for your interview:

Past experiences

  • Are your past experiences enough to apply for the current position?
  • What medical experiences and knowledge helped you gain from your past work?
  • Why did you decide to take your previous role?
  • What are the weaknesses and how can those be checked out?
  • When should you call a consultant?

The job

  • What are the reasons to apply for the current role?
  • What do you expect to gain from this job?
  • Why should the interview select you as a candidate?
  • What capabilities have you got to offer?
  • Mention any topics you think might have or are associated with the job?


  • Why are you interested in this specialty?
  • What you expect to get from it in future?
  • How do you keep up to date with the latest innovations?
  • What is the most interesting or least likable areas?


  • What research perceptions do you have?
  • What are your view-points on?
  • Are you planning to continue your studies further, if so in what field?


  • What teaching experience do you have?
  • What do you think is the best method of teaching?


  • What management experience do you have?
  • Have you done a management course in the past, or do you intend to take one?
  • What are your thoughts on the management of various medical organisations like the NHS, MMC, etc.

About yourself

  • What can you bring into the role or organisation?
  • Provide a good example of work you have done.
  • Explain mistakes that you made and how you came about to a resolution.
  • What was your best or worst moment of your life?
  • How do you aim to balance work and home life?