Surgeon

Dr.Rodriguez

occupation

My job is that i am a surgeon and i work at the Baylor hospital
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daily activities:

what is a typical day for me?

My typical workday may vary since I participate in clinical and research endeavors. On clinical days, I usually arrive to the hospital between 5:30-6:00 a.m. to see preoperative and postoperative patients (pre-round). Once I have completed my pre-rounds to make sure all patient needs are addressed, I then go to surgical oncology rounds with the attending surgeon(s) to gain further insight/instruction on the surgical management of patients with cancer. After rounds, I report to the operating room to perform and assist in surgical procedures scheduled for the day.
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my work hours?

Many surgeons and myself work full time. Many surgeons including me work long, irregular, and overnight hours. We may also have to travel between our offices and hospitals to care for our patients.

days of the week i work on?

After training, the average general surgeon works 50-60 hours per week


Many physicians and surgeons work long, irregular, and overnight hours.

education:

I attended the mesquite high school. For college i went to baylor university located at waco, tx. I also attended baylor for 7 years. I have the bachelors and doctoral degree and other advanced degrees.

Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

Surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

training:

After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

skills needed:

Communication skills.They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.


Compassion.



Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.



Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.


Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good record keeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.



Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.




Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.



Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

salary:

Physicians practicing primary care received total median annual compensation of $241,273 and physicians practicing in medical specialties received total median annual compensation of $411,852.



This wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year or $90.00 per hour.



Earnings vary with the physician’s or surgeon’s number of years in practice, geographic region of practice, hours worked, skill, personality, and professional reputation.

pros:

1) The group setting allows them more time off and lets them coordinate care for their patients, but it gives them less independence than solo practitioners have.

2) The pay which the wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year or $90.00 per hour.

cons:

what you have to do in order to prepare yourselves?

well if u want to become a surgeon or any kind of health proffesion you could start by taking advance science classes. You need a strong working knowledge of math, science, and English to qualify for most health career training programs. taking rigorous high school courses now can help you


For almost all health care careers, we recommend that high school students complete:


  • Two to four years of math, including geometry and algebra II
  • Two to four years of science, including biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Four years of English
  • One to two years of computer science
  • Earn the best grades you can.
  • Volunteer in a health setting to get hands-on experience.
  • and work hard!