Dermatologists are specialized medical practitioners who treat an array of skin conditions from sunburn to skin cancer. They are responsible for consulting with patients, screening patients for skin disease, and performing non-invasive surgical operations.
When interviewing dermatologists, candidates should demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communicative skills. Bad candidates will lack these qualities and have a poor personal presentation.
When describing a misdiagnosis, the important details candidates need to express are the steps they took to deal with their error, clear communication to a patient about their role in the error, how they rectified it, and the lessons they have learned.
Having good interpersonal skills means having the ability to interact with people in an effective, professional manner. Candidates should talk about the importance of communicating effectively while showing an emotional understanding of a patient's possible anxieties.
Dermatologists will be required to offer skincare advice to their patients. This question gives candidates a chance to offer their insights on personal skincare habits that make them out to be more well-rounded skincare experts.
This question tests a candidate's expertise as a skin specialist. Candidates should identify changes in shape, color, and texture of the mole as possible cancer symptoms. These symptoms should warrant further investigation.
Candidates should demonstrate an awareness of the emotional sensitivity of patients in distress and describe the methods they would take to effectively communicate with them while reassuring them of their capacity to treat them.