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How early do you start working with patients?

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Dottie’s Answer

I’m assuming you’re asking how soon can you work with patients once you’re done with schooling? For nurses in our city (San Antonio), you can work as a Student Nurse while in school. Your hours are limited to less than 20/week and you must be sponsored by a school and/or hospital who’s willing to provide a preceptor your entire shift. Once you graduate, you might work as an extern/intern until you’ve passed your licensing exam.
For MAs, you’ll typically be given an orientation wherever you’re hired and can care for patients on your own once you’ve been deemed competent. All positions typically start you have with a reduced patient load until you’ve shown competence to work alone. Hope this helps...if not, write again!
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David’s Answer

In the medical field, we normally start working with patient(s) about 15 or 20 minutes into our shift start because we have pre-shift, roll call/check up, briefing, and stationing and well as pass on to see what was not included in pre-shift or briefing to make sure our shift and the patient(s) we are working with or follow up has a clear set of understanding what is going on. That is only if you work in the medical such as in nursing home, hospital, urgent care, testing result clinic and etc. other location maybe just in 5 to 10 minutes after getting in, just to gather all you need and set up your workstation and take it from there.
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Richard’s Answer

If you are interested in medical school, you will start working with patients during the 3rd year. The first 2 years of medical school are spent in the classroom and lab.

During the 3rd year, students begin attending clinic, rounding on patients in the hospital and scrubbing in on surgeries.
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Clifford’s Answer

In the physical therapy field, we start working with patients usually by the end of the first year. After my first year, I was treating patients on my own in an orthopedic setting. At the end of my third year, we were managing patients in all areas. After passing the physical therapy exam you will be able to work anywhere in the country as long as you apply for a license in each state you want to work in.
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