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4:45 am My alarm has just gone off which means I’ve got 30 minutes to take a shower, get ready because I’m on the Vascular Surgery service. I do all of that and grab my bag with some reading material for later and head up to the hospital...
As a family doctor, we're trained to see people of all ages, from pregnant women, to newborns, to adults, to the very elderly. We're also trained to work in either a hospital or in an outpatient office, although many (not all) will choose one or the other. Some will also work in urgent care centres or nursing homes.
Wednesday May 15 started early. I got up at 6 a.m. and took a cold refreshing shower. My mind was spinning with the day ahead so I had not slept well. The night before was a late one in the MSF base office as Luigi, our Italian project coordinator and I, were analyzing data regarding our surge in malnutrition here in eastern Chad. We sat in his hot, bug-filled office with laptops strewn across his desk...
A harried pediatrician tells her story. Tick tock: Candice Chen, like many primary care physicians, tries to give her patients the time they need while staying ahead of the clock.
It is important to research specific requirements in the country where the person will work or train as a doctor.
Those who perform little or no surgery are simply referred to as physicians. All surgeons are physicians, but not all physicians are surgeons.
As we have paced towards growth and development in every sector, the medical field has evolved to become one of the most dynamic and diversified sectors. Today, health care is an established industry with numerous medical jobs and specializations.
I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and physical demands of the profession.
A physician, or medical doctor, leads the medical team in caring for patients as the primary healthcare provider. A doctor diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions, as well as provides treatment in many forms including medication, procedures, surgery, or therapy.
Everyone has come in contact with a physician, but many misunderstandings about the profession remain. Here's the real deal.