Becoming A General Internist
Things You Need to Know
Questions that will be addressed:
What are the minimum requirements for the job?
Are there any advantages to having longer on-the-job experiences or higher degrees?
What are the responsibilities of the job (what do you have to do for the job)?
Are there certain personality characteristics that are needed for the job: analytical, quick learner, open to change, etc
What are the pay ranges for the job?
Do you need to obtain a higher education degree to work in that field? Exactly how much schooling will you need?
Advantages to having a higher degree:
Characteristics needed for the job:
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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