Career Overview; What is it? A Physician is a professional that practices medicine and a Surgeon is someone who fixes bone and does tissue repairments What do they do? Surgeon’s mainly treat for injury and diseases on the inside of the body while Physician’s have a variety of jobs which all have different treatment dealing with medicine.
Work Environment; Where do they work? Physicians work in both small offices or at a local clinic. Surgeons would work at the hospital where the patients are being held. Any uniform worn? Yes there is; Physician’s are known for wearing the long white coat along with scrubs. Surgeons ALWAYS wear scrubs because they spend most of their time in the operating room. Physician
Daily Routine; What is the work schedule like? A normal Physician and Surgeon both have to work 18 hours a day, Monday-Sunday Explain: A day in life for a physician or surgeon starts at 6a.m. and ends around 11- 11:30p.m. Some get up to go to the hospital for patient appointments from 8a.m-12p.m. hen after they’re finish with all their appointments, they have medicine refills and paper work to deal with. Doctor is probably done with the paper work at around 5p.m. Now since they don’t have anymore patients at the moment they have lunch/dinner and leave their beeper’s on until an emergency pops up.
Qualifications: Education What education is required and how long is the education/training? The education you would need to become a physician or surgeon is 8 years of education after high school (4 in colleges, 4 years in medial school) with 3-8yrs in residency and internship. You have to study Physics, Biology, Mathematics, English, and Inorganic and Organic Chemistry as a Undergraduate. While in medical school you have to take Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Etc.
Qualifications: Education Are there any test required? Yes, yes there is. You have to take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) and the BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test) Pathway of Training: Undergraduate Education, Medical School, Residency Program, Fellowship
Qualifications: Licensure/Certifications Is a license or certification required? Yes If so, what is it and how long does it take? In order to get a license you must take the examination test called the USMLE (United Medical Licensing Examination)
Important Qualities; What skills are needed? The skills needed are mainly to help a patient by being compassionate, Don’t always use anatomical terms, and also know when to speak and listen. What personal qualities are needed? For one to be a physician, they would need to also have certain personal qualities to be confident, to be personal and interact with the patients
Salary; Salary range: $156,000-$315,000 Median Salary: Physician-$187,000 or greater Surgeon-$260,000-$412,000 Hourly Wage: Physician-$90 per hour Surgeon- $92 per hour
Job Outlook; How many jobs are available now? 691,400 jobs How many will be available in the future? 18% more than this year
Minorities in The Field; Marco Abbondaza- Italian physician and eye surgeon Jean Astruc-Wrote the first treaties on syphilis Galen-Roman physician Henry Heimlich-Inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver and the Vietnam war and chest drain value
Minorities In The Field; Marco Abbondaza Jean Astruc Henry Heimlich Galen
Significance; They are important because they diagnose and care for ill and injured patients. They also direct maintenance of our health by giving preventative healthcare methods. They contribute through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention
Questions; Does health care interest you? Do you think that this health field is a vital part of the world? How would this field have worked better if everybody had health insurance? Does this newly learned information change your outlook on what career you want?
Conclusion; We’ve learned the a Physician and Surgeon have many different kinds of jobs in this field, not just the regular doctors we see every couple of months.
Additional Information; "Degree Programs For Doctors Surgeons : Online And Campus Schools." Physicians & Surgeons: Training, Salary, & Career Information. N.p., 1996-2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. "Physician or Surgeon." Career Profile. Truity Psychometrics LLC, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2012-2014. "Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2014.