Here’s some helpful hints about what to do to prepare to interview a physiatrist. Interviewing requires preparation on both the part of the interviewer and interviewee.
_____ Prepare an itinerary of the visit including the names and titles of who the interviewee will meet with, where they should arrive, what they might need to do upon arrival, etc. This itinerary should include the complete address of the interview location as well as a cell phone contact in case of any last minute changes.
_____ Prepare your questions. These should be questions specific to your needs for the physical medicine and rehabilitation position. Also include psychological questions and situational questions. Some psychological questions are: If you had to live your life over again, what one thing would you change? What does success mean to you? Besides money, what do you value or need most if you are to have job satisfaction? Some situational questions are: Describe a stressful situation and how you handled it? What would you do if the work of one of your team members was not up to expectations? How do you handle a patient who isn’t satisfied with your services?
_____ If the PM&R doctor interviewee will be staying overnight, have a basket of local goodies in the hotel room. Speaking of expenses, it’s typical for the interviewer to pay the travel and hotel expenses.