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My biggest strength is patience, how can this be more effective in the medical field ?


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Ken’s Answer

Patience is a good quality to have in the medical field. Also, there might be many more personality traits which might suit you well for medicine. The important thing to do is to get to know yourself and the field of medicine better to see how all of your personality traits might come together to help in the important area.

Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .

 

Ken recommends the following next steps:

It is very important to express your appreciation to those who help you along the way to be able to continue to receive helpful information and to create important networking contacts along the way. Here are some good tips: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-informational-interview-thank-you-note-smart-people-know-to-send?ref=recently-published-2 ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-tips-for-writing-a-thank-you-note-thatll-make-you-look-like-the-best-candidate-alive?bsft_eid=7e230cba-a92f-4ec7-8ca3-2f50c8fc9c3c&bsft_pid=d08b95c2-bc8f-4eae-8618-d0826841a284&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171020&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171020&bsft_clkid=edfe52ae-9e40-4d90-8e6a-e0bb76116570&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=214115cb-cca2-4aec-aa86-92a31d371185&bsft_pp=2 ##
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Locate and attend meetings of professional associations to which people who are doing what you think that you want to do belong, so that you can get their advice. These associations may offer or know of intern, coop, shadowing, and scholarship opportunities. These associations are the means whereby the professionals keep abreast of their career area following college and advance in their career. Here are some tips: ## https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-event ##
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Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person at your high school and college who tracks and works with graduates to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow people doing what you think that you might want  to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. Here are some tips: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network  ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
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The first step is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
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Keana’s Answer

Patience is a great quality to have. It adds a personal touch to assisting customers, clients and members. This is effective because it allows members to feel like you care or empathize with them and their situation or issue. This will allow you to be compassionate and be an arm of support for people when they need it the most.

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Richard’s Answer

This could be a strength in pediatrics, dealing with children who cannot describe their own symptoms and dealing with nervous parents.

You might also consider rheumatology , neurology, or psychiatry. These type of docs see patients that need a thorough evaluation and spend lots of time at each visit.

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Estelle’s Answer

Patience is most important to improve your interpersonal interactions with both your patients as well as your colleagues.

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M. Scott’s Answer

Patience is everything in the medical field. The better your patience, the more effective your care.

Families and patients will test your patience. Remain calm under pressure and be mindful of your body language. This will take practice, watch other medical professionals.

Important! Speak from the heart and never be condescending.

Best of luck,

M.Scott Fontenot, RN


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Nonso Kingsley’s Answer

patience with comes wisdom and proper understanding....and that is what we need in the field of medicine


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Rachel’s Answer

The majority of patients are interrupted by their physician after speaking just a few words. Patience will allow you to sit and listen to your patients without them being in a rush or feeling constantly interrupted.

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