Medical Assistant Interview Preparation Guide
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Medical Assistant job preparation guide for freshers and experienced candidates. Number of Medical Assistant frequently asked questions(FAQs) asked in many interviews

25 Medical Assistant Questions and Answers:

1 :: Who is Medical Assistant?

Medical assistant is an allied health occupation. Medical assistants perform administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of physicians and other health professionals. They perform routine tasks and procedures such as measuring patients' vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical record keeping systems, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing.

2 :: What professional areas you'd like to improve?

"I have excellent computer skills and am proficient in word processing and Excel. However, I've not fully mastered Microsoft PowerPoint yet and am eager to do so."

3 :: Tell me what is your strengths?

Talk about your strongest personal and clinical skills.

4 :: How to deal with a difficult patient?

Think to a time you handled conflict and how you resolved it for the better. If you've never handled conflict in the medical office, think to your college education and how you were taught to deal with difficult patients or co-workers.

5 :: What you like most about being a Medical Assistant?

Describe what you like most about your career. What brings you joy? What brings you personal satisfaction? If you have limited working experience, describe what you liked most about your training, education and externship.

6 :: What you dislike the most about being an MA?

Answer honestly, but keep it light. For instance, you may describe how you love working with patients on a personal level but it is difficult to see them in pain or suffering. Or, how you love the challenge of a fast-paced environment but have difficulty un-winding after work.

7 :: Where you see yourself after the 5 years professionally?

Be honest about your plans for the future, such as going back to nursing school. If you expect a life change that may alter your employment, let them know upfront. Also talk about your professional goals, such as to be an office manager in three years, or lead clinical medical assistant.

8 :: Why you want to work here?

Let the employer know what drew you to apply for the open position. If you have specific reasons for wanting to work with the organization, let them know. Talk about anything the company offers that is a good fit for you.

9 :: Describe your ideal medical assistant?

The employer may have disclosed their ideal candidate in the early part of the interview. If not, however, don't be afraid to ask. They may disclose the character traits, personality type and skills and abilities that they are looking for in a good candidate. This allows you to better know if you're a good fit for the job and vice-versa.

10 :: Tell me your favourite physician's personality?

If you're interviewing for a clinical position, it's a good idea to know a little more about the physician or physicians you'll be working for. In some cases, the physician may be present during the interview. If not, ask about the physician's personality and what their expectations are in a medical assistant. Or, you may simply state that you'd love to know more about the physician with whom you'd be working and see how the employer responds. This can give you an inside peek at how well you may potentially work with the physician.