An essential part of your interview prep is knowing what empathy is – you need to be ready to discuss this hot topic when asked. You need to know:
You may be asked to describe a time when you displayed empathy as a traditional interview question. Or you might face an empathy MMI station, where you need to role-play a scenario such as breaking bad news to a patient or having a difficult conversation with a parent.
It’s a good idea to have a couple of examples of when you’ve observed empathy that you can discuss if asked. Think about your work experience: did you see a Doctor being empathetic with a patient? Did you witness a situation where someone could have been more empathetic? How would you have improved that conversation?
One of the best ways to prepare for your interview is by practising questions. Our Interview Question Bank has over 100 questions that come with a guide for how to answer each one. There are also a number of empathy questions you can practice, too.
Once you’ve practised, take our quiz to find out if you are ready for empathy questions.
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