The best part of my job is interviewing residents and watching as gears begin to turn in their minds when I ask:  What made you decide that you wanted to be a doctor?  What is your purpose in life?  What legacy are you creating?  Which position in your field will truly FULFILL you?  What type […]

How do you Prepare for your Onsite Interview? You don’t have a second chance to make a first impression, you cannot make a good decision without all the facts, and you cannot accept an offer unless one is offered to you. Whether you receive an offer or not may depend on how prepared you are […]

In my work I often talk to physicians who have begun their job search process, and have interviewed with multiple potential employers. One thing I love to hear from these doctors is that they’re being sure to follow through with the employers once an interview is complete. Having an interview not only  gives you the […]

essay writer service When it comes to the physician job search process, there’s a lot to stress about. Finding a practice that’s right for you, doing well in your interviews and negotiating a salary that meets your needs are just a few of the major stepping stones on the road to success. However, there’s one […]

Dear Dr. Goodhook, I’m preparing myself for the job search process (refining my CV, starting on some cover letter templates, etc.), and already, I’m nervous about my first interview. Is this normal? I won’t even be starting the application process for a few more months. Do you have any advice about what I should do […]

I’ve rambled at length about the importance of the physician interview, but there’s another component that’s often overlooked: post-interview follow up. I suppose there isn’t a better feeling than marching into an interview, putting your best toe forward, and waltzing off with a sense of pride and certainty. Your physician interview went splendid, and you […]

Dear Dr. Goodhook, I have one physician site visit scheduled for the near future, and I expect to have at least one more lined up soon. The hospital’s recruiter gave me a partial itinerary, but I’m still a little nervous — what should I expect? And is it really OK if my spouse and family comes […]

A physician phone interview seems much less intimidating than an in-person interview. If your palms are sweaty, you don’t have to worry about shaking hands. Dressing up isn’t necessary, and you don’t have to worry about maintaining eye contact. However, many people make the mistake of not taking the physician phone interview seriously enough. Aside […]

No matter where you’re at in your doctor career, difficult interview questions can be nerve-wracking and frustrating. In some cases, it might even feel like a potential employer is actively trying to trip you up. Though this can be the case during an intimidation-style or “bad cop” interview, it typically isn’t. Let’s look at one […]

No matter who you are, interviews are stressful — at least to some degree. If you’re a new physician interviewing for your first job, interviews can be particularly nerve wracking. There are all sorts of things you can do to prepare for an interview. With all of the books written on interview preparedness and etiquette, […]