Doctor

Health

Description:

A doctor treats and provides medical care for patients. A doctor is sometimes referred to as a GP (General Practitioner), a Physician or a consultant depending on their area of speciality.

Facts:

Doctors often work in team that includes practice nurses, health visitors, midwives and administrative support staff.

Personal Qualities:

  • Must have compassion
  • Ability to work under pressure and make quick decisions
  • Must be trust worthy
  • Must have confidence

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Doctor might include

  • Examining patients and prescribing treatment
  • Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests
  • Obtaining medical histories
  • Giving general advice

Entry Requirements

  • A degree in Medicine
  • A 2 year foundation program in general training
  • Specialist training in area of interest, for example Gynaecology & Obstetrics, paediatrics, Surgery and General practice.

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com

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