Interview Questions for Doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists & Dentists

It is not easy to become a doctor. We always knew doctors are necessary for this world, but COVID 19 has reminded us of the importance of doctors in a much stronger way. Doctors are often the only person standing between a patient’s life and death.

As an interviewer/ podcast host, if you have an opportunity to interview a doctor, below are the interview questions to decode the doctor personal brand.

Doctors can also look at these questions to prepare for an interview. As a personal branding strategist, I would suggest doctors never miss the opportunity to define their personal brand. Trust me; a media interview is an excellent personal brand engagement strategy. TV, Podcast or YouTube Interviews can help doctors bridge the gap between where their public reputation currently is and where they envision it should be.

Below are interview questions for family physicians, dermatologists, surgeons, dentists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, nephrologists, gynaecologists, psychiatrists, pulmonologists, radiologists, urologists, psychiatrists and orthopaedics.

  1. How much do you enjoy helping people look and feel their best?
  2. Was there any time when you had to go above and beyond to get a job done?
  3. What is the most enticing part of your job?
  4. Why did you choose to become a doctor?
  5. What is that one thing or that one lesson that you wish you knew at the start of your career?
  6. What do you believe to be some of the most pressing health issues today? Why?
  7. Why you have chosen this field of speciality?
  8. Why do you think it’s important to deliver information in a way that’s so conversational and casual? It makes people feel like they’re hearing from their best friend, who happens to be a doctor.
  9. What is your professional experience as a doctor?
  10. What are the unique and different skills you have, as a doctor?
  11. What is your routine on a daily basis?
  12. What steps do you take to prevent medical malpractice?
  13. What do you like most about practicing medicine and why?
  14. What does innovation mean to you considering the healthcare industry?
  15. What aspects of practicing medicine do find most challenging? Why?
  16. What is your philosophy with medicine and treating patients?
  17. Many patients have multiple illnesses that require treatment. How do you avoid prescribing potentially hazardous drug combinations?
  18. How do you collaborate with other physicians and nurses?
  19. Tell me about your experience working with terminally ill patients. What issues have come up, and how did you respond?
  20. How do you build rapport with patients in your care?
  21. What is the biggest mistake you’ve made over the course of your medical career? What did you learn from it?
  22. Describe the last medical emergency you handled.
  23. How do you practice empathy and compassion in the workplace?
  24. What kinds of things did you learn working with Dr. XYZ?
  25. Tell me a bit about your background — did you always know you wanted to become a dermatologist?
  26. What drew you to dermatology instead?
  27. What has your experience been like as a black woman working in dermatology?
  28. Where would you like to see the beauty industry go from here?
  29. What was the biggest “no” you heard in your career, and what did you learn from it?
  30. What do you wish more people understood about what you do?
  31. What’s the wildest luxury-beauty experience you’ve ever had?
  32. Has the way you think about beauty changed during the pandemic? How so?
  33. What, in your opinion, is the best affordable beauty product or products? Why?
  34. Do you think of beauty as self-care? Why or why not?
  35. What about eye cream? Is it “worth it”? And which one is your favorite?
  36. Fill in the blank: When it comes to beauty, unfortunately, _ is worth it.
  37. Is there anything you couldn’t treat? Any condition that would gross you out?
  38. Can you please share your advice on the importance of the daily use of facial and body sunscreen for all ages?
  39. At what point did you decide to start speaking out on social media and start building a presence on Instagram?
  40. How do you think social media has impacted people’s interest in and knowledge of skin care, for better or worse?
  41. What’s the most frustrating or pervasive misconception that you see on social media about skin care?
  42. Earlier plastic surgeries used to happen in case of any skin deformity, now the aspect of plastic surgery has changed completely. People today go for surgeries to have beautiful and good looking faces and bodies. What do you think is the major cause of such a big change?
  43. You were a prominent doctor and health care executive before opening your center. What prompted you to shift gears?
  44. How did you get into the industry?
  45. What has been your career highlight to date?
  46. What types of cosmetic cases are most rewarding for you?
  47. How did treating the royal family in Dubai come about?
  48. What are some common royal family dental cases? Or are they mostly veneers and cosmetic in nature?
  49. Are than any similarities or differences in working with celebrities compared to the royal family?
  50. Can you elaborate on the lab that you use and how you work directly with them.
  51. What are some career milestones still left for you to achieve?
  52. If you could wave a magic wand, what would you change about the future of dentistry?
  53. If you could change the smile of someone with a high profile, who would it be?
  54. How do you see the future of dentistry?
  55. Currently, you are looking at responsible and appropriate technology transfer for sustainable, efficient and affordable health care development in low resource nations. Can you provide us with some background on this?
  56. What are the key risk factors for heart disease?
  57. Can you tell us a bit more about cardiac coronary angiograms?
  58. What was the most difficult aspect of your research and why?
  59. If you had to pick the most important technique you applied during your research, what would it be?
  60. What advice would you give to someone who wants to perform computer vision/deep learning research but doesn’t know how to get started?
  61. What’s next for your research?
  62. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
  63. What attracted you to a career in cardiology?
  64. How did you get involved with transcatheter aortic valve implantation trials & the transfemoral delivery procedure?
  65. Would you say it is a system based on the patients?
  66. What does TAVI mean for patients with severe aortic stenosis?
  67. How has the field of valvular surgery changed over the last decade?
  68. What symptoms are typical for heart disease?
  69. What is my ideal waist circumference?
  70. What should my ideal blood pressure be?
  71. Are there activities I should avoid?
  72. Now that you’ve had a great deal of success, are others copying you? Are there other doctors who are now saying yeah, this is the way to reach and treat many more people than I’m able to do in my office?
  73. When you’re doing a broadcast, there’s so many topics that you could cover. How do you make the decision on what to talk about?
  74. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I look forward to meeting that challenge and improving access and quality of care.
  75. In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing this industry?
  76. What is your favorite skincare product?
  77. I sat down with the pioneering plastic surgeon to talk about the latest treatments, the most requested body ideals and what patients in the region are looking for…
  78. Is there an optimal age for a plastic surgery procedure? Do men come to see you for plastic surgery?
  79. Breast augmentation is popular among women. What are the main types of implants used?
  80. Plastic surgery can be considered a form of art…
  81. There are many plastic surgeons and clinics in the world. What should someone consider before choosing where to have the procedure done?
  82. As we wrap up this interview, what is the future of plastic surgery in your opinion?
  83. What are the most requested procedures in your Dubai practice? Are these different to those requested by your California patients?
  84. It seems more than ever, people are opting to go under the knife to change their appearance. Is there any advice you would give to someone looking to change their body via surgery?
  85. Women in Dubai tend to live exceptionally busy lives, what are the most effective procedures that have the least downtime?
  86. What would you say is the most commonly requested celebrity body ideal?
  87. How should a patient prepare before coming to see you?
  88. Speaking of treatments, can you tell us one new treatment / procedure that you are most excited about and why?