Examine, diagnose, prescribe medication, and treat patients' injuries, diseases, or conditions.
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What's it like to be a Physician?

Physicians are medical professionals who work closely with nurses, medical technicians, and surgeons in a clinic or hospital setting. Some will operate in a high-stress environment and be on-call 24/7, working long hours to perform rounds and tend to medical emergencies. Others will hold regular office hours working at a clinic or for a company.

Tasks and duties

  • Examining patients.
  • Recording medical histories.
  • Answering patient inquiries.
  • Diagnosing and treating injuries, diseases, or conditions.
  • Prescribing medication or procedures.
  • Providing medical advice on diet, hygiene, health care, and physical activities.

How to become a Physician

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To become a Physician, you need to complete anywhere between 10 to 15 years of education, depending on your chosen pre-med course: 3 to 6 years of pre-med, 4 years of med school, one year of internship, and 3 to 5 years for the residency. 

  1. Complete a pre-med degree.

  2. Attend med school. 

  3. Graduate with an M.D. degree.

  4. Undergo one year of post-graduate internship in a hospital.

  5. Pass the Physician licensure exam.

  6. Complete residency.

  7. After gaining extensive experience as a Physician, consider training for a subspecialty by becoming a fellow. This takes 2 to 4 years.

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