Recently we have been contacted regarding the type of questions asked during the interview process for Hospital Positions. 


Our team have gathered the below information on common questions asked; however, please keep in mind this is to be used as a guide only. Each interview is different, and you may be asked similar or additional questions ?. 




  • Tell us more about yourself? 
  • Tell us more about your family?  
  • Why are you coming to Australia? 
  • What attracted you to this position? 
  • What can you bring to this hospital? 
  • What do you hope to achieve this year? 
  • Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? 
  • What do you consider to be your most important practical skills? 



Management of Emergency Cases- 

  • I.e. Acute coronary syndrome  


Conflict Resolution- 

  • How you have managed conflict with staff or patients in the past? 


Ethical Issues (End of Life Care)- 

  • I.e. Family insists on intubation, but patient is terminal. How would you proceed? 


Challenging Cases- 

  • I.e. Please provide an example of a challenging case you have recently handled? 


Prioritising Duties- 

  • I.e. Please provide an explanation of how yoprioritise your duties? 


Organisation and Management-  

  • I.e. Please provide an explanation on how you would manage incoming admission to the ward, if the ward was already at capacity? 




Do Your Research- 

  • Make sure you understand the duties involved as part of the role before attending your interview  
  • It’s recommended that you do a bit of research about the hospital itself; is there anything they are involved in that you are particularly passionate about? 


Prepare Your Scenarios- 

  • By preparing your scenarios and examples before your interview, you are less likely to feel flustered when asked to provide an example  
  • Ideally your scenarios and examples should reflect your skillset and achievements positively, be sure to keep them clear and to the point 


Dress Appropriately- 

  • Get a good night sleep the night before 
  • Dress professionally and respectfully  


Be Organised- 

  • Ensure you have identified what time you need to arrive and who you need to speak to (consider where to park if in person) 
  • Bring a copy of your CV and Covering Letter just in case  


Stay Calm- 

  • Trust in yourself, you got this! 



Information for this blog has been taken directly from: 



People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.

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