Academic Medical Practice Q.
Sample Questions for Academic Medicine Job interviews
Q: Tell me about yourself?
Yes here it is again. A very common icebreaker can be used effectively to give a brief introduction and highlight your strong points. Think like a salesman and sell yourself. If you know a couple of new or additional clinical procedures let them know about it. People going for academics should talk about their research and teaching experience. But keep it brief. Present a clear picture of yourself without being lengthy and boring.
Q: Where do you see yourself five/ten/fifteen years from now?
You have heard it before. The answer they are looking for is that you will still be in academics.
Q: What area of research do you want to concentrate in?
Careful! The answer to this question needs extensive research. Do you have enough educational and research background to conduct that kind of research independently? Is there a potential for securing grants? Does the university have capability of accommodating such research activity? Will the research add to the already diminishing glory of the institution?
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