Primary Care Physician
Necessary Certification Requirements
Apply for their medical license, which requires them to pass either the U.S Medical Licensing Exam or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam. Certification usually has to be renewed every few years and requires re-passing one of these exams.
- See patients: diagnose, treat, give medical advice, prescribe medications.
- Administrative duties: fill out patient charts, records, and insurance paperwork.
Necessary Skills to Succeed
- Communication skills
- Sharp memory
- Strong social skills
- Friendly and warm
- Must be a good listener
- Must have the desire to help people
- Private Practice
1.03% job growth
Meet Dr. Karen Palmer, a primary care physician at Portsmouth Regional Hospital