Pick and choose from the questions above depending on the job situation you are interviewing for (i.e. hospital versus family health team versus solo practice). Some of these questions may be more appropriate in a second interview or after a job offer, but if some of the answers are very important to you, then go ahead and ask them in the first meeting. Otherwise, you may be wasting everybody’s time.
If you are a new graduate, or applying in a new field, be sure the employer/physician supervisor understands that PAs require several weeks (usually months) of training on the job. This is the nature of the condensed program and is an accepted fact of life in the US.
Obviously once there is a job offer, you will want to enquire about salary, hours, overtime, call etc. The experience of many Canadian and US PAs is that while salary and benefits are important, they do no make up for a poor working environment where the PA feels unwelcome, underused or overworked.