How can i pursue being a doctor in family medicine and what benefits does it offer? Does annual pay increase over the years? How do i start?
I would want to pursue something more in the medical field. Family medicine or a physical therapist is something i would like end up doing. I am currently a student and hoping to pursue these careers #doctor #medicine #medical
Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.
Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters
During college study for and complete the MCAT. Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.
Medical school takes 4 years to complete.
After medical school physicians complete a residency for additional training. Family practice residency is a 3-year program.
Pay is typically low during residency but family physicians can make $150,000 to $200,000 in private practice.
Family medicine is a broad spectrum specialty where the doctor has the basic knowledge of almost all diseases across age groups. A family doctor is to whom the patient first goes to. Then, depending on the condition, the patient is refered to a higher specialty or centre. If the patient doesn't need that, then the family doctor is in charge and treats the patient.
The average salary high comes sometime after the 40s which is when a decent practice and clientele has been established.
To start focus on the conceptual part of reading making strong foundations as the MCAT exam has to be taken and cleared. Once cleared the medical school enrollment will take place. During med school USMLE steps have to be taken ( there are 3 steps ). On getting a score for minimum two exams one can apply for a residency in any med school. There is a n electronic assessment and matching system.
Shivani recommends the following next steps:
The first step is going getting into medical school,.as outlined above.
From there, the most important thing is to keep and open mind about what you want to pursue. You don't have to know going into medical school what specialty you want to enter.
Pay will depend on a great deal of factors, but often is based on how many patients you see and hard you work.