Common Patient Scenarios For ED Interview

Specialties Emergency


Specializes in Med/Surg.

Hi everyone!

I'm a new graduate attending a panel interview for a ED fellowship at a Level 1 Trauma Center and wanted to know common patient scenarios that may be brought up that I should brush up on. For example knowing what to do if a patient comes in with chest pain or coughing up blood.

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Are you sure they will ask scenario-based questions? A lot of places are doing more of a behavioral interview that focuses on you and your behavior, teamwork, communication skills, etc. If you do a search on "behavioral interview questions," you'll see the types of things that are being asked. The fellowship will teach you what you need to know to care for patients; they will want to make sure you are a good fit for the team.

But in case they do ask scenario-based questions, I would review the heavy hitters: chest pain, stroke symptoms, respiratory issues, uncontrolled bleeding, etc.

Good luck!!

Specializes in Med/Surg.

I'm not sure, I guess I just assumed that those type of questions will be asked. Thank you so much for your suggestions!

Specializes in Emergency.

The go to things: chest pain, respiratory distress, bleeding, stroke, have you dealt with a bad coworker? What about a bad manager or even worse, patient or parent?

Specializes in Med/Surg.
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