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Interviewing for a Physiatrist Position? Prepare to Answer These Questions

Physiatrist Interview Questions

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Physiatrist Interview Questions

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) interview questions are not always what you expect. The interviewer, likely an administrator or head physician, will want to get to know you and your level of passion for the work. They will ask standard questions you can prepare for, but they will also throw in some surprises to assess whether you’re [ . . . ]

Letters of Reference for Physiatrists

Occasionally, I will receive fellow physiatry residents’ names from newly graduating residents as their references.  Or, practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians sometimes give me references of individuals who report to them.

Your fellow PM&R residents know you well however they’re more friends than fellow professionals so their value as a reference is not the best.  If you’re going to provide a fellow physical med and rehab resident as a reference only include one, as typically you’ll be asked for 3 references.  Select references who are faculty if you’re a graduating physiatry resident.

For practicing PM&R doctors, it’s suspect that your employee [ . . . ]

It’s More Than About You, The Physiatrist!

When you are part of a 2-person household, it’s more than about your physiatry interests in your practice search.  Your partner has particular interests in determining where to move.  Therefore, it’s very important to talk with your partner about their interests, be they hobbies, geographic location, schooling, etc. before you pursue a job.  This front-end discussion will save you and the hiring entity time and expedite your physical medicine and rehabilitation practice search.  It  also avoids finding out midway through discussions with a PM& R hiring entity that your partner doesn’t have an interest in the area and upsetting the [ . . . ]

Does your organization help physicians with looking for positions or does it only work with institutions?

I was asked this question recently by a doctor looking for a new position. I think it was the first time I’ve been asked. Yes, I work with institutions to find physiatrists. I work with any entity that wants to add a physiatrist. They sign a recruitment agreement with me. I receive compensation when I recruit a physiatrist to the entity.
That being said, I welcome you to contact me if you’re seeking a position. It’s helpful for me to know what services you want to provide and in what geographic area. Hopefully, I might already have a position(s) to match [ . . . ]

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