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  1. How much do you know about our program
  2. Tell me about yourself?
  3. What motivates you?
  4. Which three adjectives best describe you?
  5. What are your qualities you are proud of?
  6. What are your strength and weaknesses?
  7. How well do you take criticism?
  8. If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be?
  9. What differences do you see in the health care system between your and this country?
  10. What do you think are the draw backs in medical system in USA from your perspective?
  11. Why did you choose to be a physician
  12. What are the three achievements or qualities that you are proud of?
  13. What do you think are the most important traits in a clinician
  14. Why do you want to go into this specialty? Why did you choose internal medicine?
  15. In what subspecialty would you like to go?
  16. Why did you apply to this program?
  17. What do you think you will contribute to our specialty/ program?
  18. Present an interesting case.
  19. What errors have you made in your patient care?
  20. What was the most memorable experience in your school?
  21. How would you change the health care delivery system of the country?
  22. What is the biggest challenge facing health care delivery?
  23. How do you see the delivery of health care evolving in the 21st century?
  24. Tell me about the patient from whom you learned the most
  25. What do you think of hospitals that refuse admission to patients without insurance?
  26. How well do you see yourself adapting to the American Health System?
  27. What do you consider the positive and negative aspects of this specialty?
  28. What are your expectations regarding this program?
  29. How do you see the health care delivery system of the country evolving?
  30. How have you changed since high school?
  31. What are the major deficiencies in your medical school training? How do you plan to get over those?
  32. What medical school course or class interested you the most?
  33. What problems will our specialty face in the next 10 years?
  34. What sacrifice are you willing to make to become a specialist
  35. Where do you see yourself in ten years from now? As an academician or as a community physician?
  36. How do you think socialized healthcare will affect medical progress?
  37. How will you as a physician try to curb the rising cost of health care?
  38. What has shaped you the most and got you where you are at today
  39. What were the most difficult and trying time in your life? How did you handle it?
  40. What was the most important event in your life?
  41. How do you think you can be a productive member of our residency program?
  42. Why America and not your own country? Don’t your countrymen need good doctors?
  43. How does your roommate describe you?
  44. If you could be any cell in the human body, which would it be?
  45. What is more imp, knowledge or imagination?
  46. You are organized and structured or flexible?
  47. Are you serious and dedicated or relaxed?
  48. If your house was burning, what are the three objects you would save?
  49. What are your three wishes? If you have unlimited money, what would you do?
  50. What is the most important thing in your life?
  51. If you are deserted on an island, what would you take with you?
  52. What kind of people do you get along with?
  53. Describe your best friend.
  54. Who are your heroes?
  55. What is the last book you read?
  56. How do you define success?
  57. If you could accomplish only one thing in your life, what would it be?
  58. What physician characteristics do you admire the most?
  59. In your med school, whose work do you admire the most and why?
  60. What do you do in your spare time? If you had a free day, what would you do?
  61. Have you done any volunteer work?
  62. What is the most bizarre thing you have ever done?
  63. Where have you travelled?
  64. What nonmedical magazines do you regularly read?
  65. What would you do if you found out one of your colleague is using drugs/ alcohol?
  66. In which situation are you most efficient?
  67. To which organization do you belong?
  68. Would you have any trouble working in this predominantly catholic hospital? How important is family for you?
  69. If you could no longer be a physician, what career would you choose?
  70. Biggest failures in life and what have you done to ensure that they won’t happen again?
  71. How will you incorporate your research interest into your residency and future career?
  72. How do you make decisions? Are you a risk taker?
  73. What was the most difficult decision you had to take in your life?
  74. What motivates you to study?
  75. What have been the biggest failures in your life?
  76. Which type of people do you have trouble working with?
  77. Describe the worst attending you ever worked with?
  78. What kind of patient do you have trouble dealing with?
  79. How do you normally handle conflict? How do you handle disagreements with colleagues or attending?
  80. How do you handle criticism?
  81. What subject or rotation did you have the most difficulty?
  82. What has been your greatest challenge?
  83. How much of lifestyle considerations fit into your choice?
  84. What qualities are you looking for in a program?
  85. What will be the toughest aspect of this specialty for you?
  86. Can you stand for a long time? Are you willing to do graveyard shifts and all weekends for a month?
  87. Why should we take you in preference to other candidates?
  88. How well do you function under pressure?
  89. How well do you handle death?
  90. What is managed care? HMOs? PPOs? Capitation? Prepaid medical system? Deductible, copayment.
  91. What does a cross cultural approach to healing mean?
  92. What recent newsworthy medical event would you like to discuss?
  93. What do you think is the no 1 issue facing our specialty now?
  94. If a patient just stabbed your best friend, what would you do?
  95. What would you do if the house staff has a job action, aka a strike?
  96. Should physicians be involved in active euthanasia?
  97. What do you think about using animals in medical research and teaching?
  98. Is health care rationing ethical?
  99. What would u do if a colleague wanted to keep a therapeutic error secret from the patient?
  100. What clinical experience have you had in this specialty?
  101. Why medicine is called an art, or a practice?
  102. What do you think of physician advertising?
  103. Why are beer cans tapered at the top and the bottom?
  104. Why are manhole covers round and not square?
  105. How do you weigh a jet plane without dismembering it?
  106. Tell me a joke.
  107. Where else have you interviewed?
  108. What is your stand on abortion and cloning?
  109. What if you don’t match?
  110. What errors have you made in patient care?
  111. What is the greatest fear about practicing medicine?
  112. Anything else you would like to add?
  113. If you were offered a position today, would you accept?
  114. What would you do after your residency? Will you go back to your country?
  115. Tell me one important research article you have read recently in a medical journal.

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