1.Tell me about yourself…
2.What are your hobbies?
3.Favorite subject in school?
4.Least favorite subject in school?
5.Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
6.What do you like to do outside of podiatry?
7.Last book you read?
8.Favorite villain in a movie?
9.Your personal accomplishment in podiatry?
10.What are your strengths? What sets you apart from other candidates?
11.What are your weaknesses?
12.How do you relax?
13.How do you function under pressure?
14.Who was your most memorable patient and why?
15.Your favorite/least favorite month of core rotation?
16.What journals do you read?
17.What is the greatest obstacle you have had to overcome in podiatry school?
18.Name a time where something didn’t go as planned. How you handled it?
19.Talk about a difficult decision you had made in podiatry school?
20.What qualities would you look for in a doctor?
21.List three issues that confront medicine today.
22.Do you think that doctors are being paid too much or too little? Why?
23.How would you go about improving access to health care in this country?
24.What are your views on the latest changes to the Medicare program?
25.Why our program?
26.What do you know about our program? (if you did not extern)
27.What are you looking for in a residency program?
28.Name a weakness of our program?
29.Who would you want as a co-resident?
30.What did you learn during your clerkship at our residency program?
31.What would you do if you don’t get accepted into a Residency?
Laugh Out Loud
32.Tell me a joke…
33.You are on the front page of the NY TIMES, what does the headline say?
34.What three famous people in history would you have dinner with?
35.What part of a bicycle would you be and why?
36.What type of dog would you be and why?
37.You are granted any three wishes by a genie. What would your wishes be?
38.You are stranded on a desert island. What one person would you want to have with you?
39.Favorite surgical instrument?
40.If you were president, how would you solve the problem with North Korea?
41.Are you a supporter of the 2nd amendment? Why?
42.There are more and more prisons built in America; what are your views on this issue? Do you agree with this justice system or would you do something different?
43.There is a significant amount of homeless people in major cities; what plan do you have to get them off the streets?
44.What types of things does the field of podiatric surgery need to improve in the future?
45. Why should we hire you?
46.Can you recall any time when you disagreed with a patient’s diagnosis or treatment?
47.A number of residents drop out of their surgery residency. Why do you think so?