What does a Physician do?
Physicians work to care for patients in a variety of ways, from treating chronic illnesses to advising about preventative healthcare. While physician specialties might vary, the commonality across specialties is that physicians primarily work to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses. They often do this by performing physical exams, taking medical histories, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests, and recommending a plan of treatment.
Physicians require a high level of education, which typically includes a bachelor's degree, a degree from a medical school, and an extended period of time in a residency program. In addition, all states require physicians to be licensed. Beyond licensure, many physicians take an additional test to become board certified in order to increase employment opportunities.
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“Had opportunity to learn from some of the best educators in the business of medicine!”
“Patient load requirement is impossible if one desires to maintain salary guarantee after it expires.”
“Stressfull and demanding work; work and personal life balance”
“brilliant and competent staff to support your career”
“Well supported with good and clear career progression”
“Good for young physician for career and clinical experience development.”
“Human resources is not adequately trained to handle FMLA and ADA issues.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a physician
When working as a physician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Graduate Medical Education, Treating, Diagnosis, English and Injections.
- Family Medicine Physician
- Primary Care Physician
- Internal Medicine Physician
The most common qualifications to become a physician is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.