Doctor In Texas

Samantha Ramon

intro

there are some requirements to become a doctor in the state of Texas. In this poster you will find out the requirements and what it takes to be a doctor in the state of Texas. i will go over the job descriptions, the education needed, the work setting, wages ect.

Requirement to become a doctor

cientific Skills



Doctors are healthcare workers who treat and assist patients with a variety of problems. The skills needed to work as a doctor are reflected through the amount of time doctors spend in school learning about the human body. However, there are other skills important to doctors that allow them to excel in their specialty.

Doctor's must be skilled in science, diagnosis and treatment. During medical school and the doctor's undergraduate career, he or she should focus on the human sciences, such as biology, human anatomy and biochemistry, all of which are necessary to understand the job requirements of being a doctor. The skills learned in these sciences are the core to understanding diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosing a patient involves understanding the symptoms exhibited and putting them together to understand what is wrong with the patient internally. The doctor may then treat the patient. Treatment involves providing the correct recommendations to a patient, including medicine, referral to another doctor, and surgery.




COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Other than the doctor's scientific specialty, communication may be the most important skill for a doctor. Doctor's work all day with patients from all walks of life and ages, asking them questions about their health and then explaining their diagnoses and treatment plans in terms the patients can understand. Doctors in the U.S. may need to be able to communicate with patients whose first language is not English, as well as children and the elderly.

education requirements

Education Requirements


The educational requirements to become a medical doctor in the United States include obtaining two degrees and a clinical residency. Both degree programs typically include general medical coursework, while prospective doctors can choose a specialty later, during their residencies.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Completing a bachelor's degree program is necessary to prepare prospective doctors to enter medical school. Though medical schools do not require specific degrees for admission, many students opt for programs heavy in biology and chemistry. Some schools offer specific pre-med programs that include the required classes for medical school, as well as prepare them to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Common courses in a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology program include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biological studies
  • Physics
  • Human genetics

Medical College Admission Test


The MCAT is a multiple-choice examination that students must pass before they are admitted to medical school. Physical science, biology, critical thinking, verbal skills and writing abilities are all tested in a 5-hour computerized test. Most medical schools use this score when considering applicants for admission, so it's important to score well to be considered for top programs.

work setting

Work Environment

Doctors work in many healthcare settings, such as hospitals, private offices, clinics or community healthcare facilities. Within these settings, the doctor can expect to work long, often irregular hours. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), some physicians enter into private practice.

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Salary Information

The BLS reports that in 2015, physicians working in primary care earned a median annual salary of $184,390. Those working in the podiatry specialty, as an example, earned a median income of $119,340 per year at that same time

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personal assessment

some important things to keep in mind for this career is that you need to be able tho saty calm and act under pressure. A doctor cant have a panic attack in the middle of preforming a surgery. You also have to be ob-tuned to the sight of blood, it all ties in to being calm. Lastly you have to have self confidence you have to be confident in what you say and in your work. you cant second guess yourself because all you will do is sell yourself short , you always ave to think to yourself "I've got this".
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Final thoughts

there are some pros and cons of this career

PROS

  • free health car
  • get to see and meet many new people
  • you get to have the joy of saving lives
SOME CONS

  • you will see a lot of thing you wont wont to see
  • people may die on you
  • kids my die on you
  • it will be your job to tell the persons loved ones the bad news