Why I want to be a doctor? I really wanted to become a doctor since I was grade 1. There is a reason that I want to be a doctor because My father was also a doctor but I really wanted to cure people who has serious disease and to give them hope of being cured.
How to become a doctor • Requires 4 years of undergraduation • 1 year of general chemistry with laboratory courses. • 1 year of organic chemistry with laboratory courses. • 1 year of biology with laboratory courses. • 1 year of physics with laboratory courses. • 1 year of English. • 1 year of calculus.
Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or if you live in the UK the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) AND BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). Take several practice tests and see how you do. Then take several more before the real thing. You will be tested in the following areas, the first three of which are graded on a scale of 1-15: • Verbal Reasoning (Reading Comprehension) • Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) • Biological Sciences (Organic Chemistry and Biology) • Writing Sample (two essay questions) • Strive to get above a 10 in each of the first three sections in order to get a competitive MCAT score.
Graduate medical school • Complete medical school. Once you've applied and been accepted to medical school, here's what you can expect: • First two years - emphasis on education; broad introduction to all medical specialties; you'll also learn to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses • USMLE Step 1 - in most schools, you must pass this in order to progress into the third year. • Third year - 1-2 months of each of the major medical specialties (internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, OB/GYN, etc.); work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics, learning acute, chronic, preventive, and rehabilitative care, as well as the social skills that give a doctor good bedside manner. • Fourth year - Take electives based on preferred specialty; apply to residency programs; pass the USMLE Step 2
Intern period • Work for 1 year. • 24 hours work period
Finish the residency period • Average of $44000 salary. • 12 hours of work period per day • Work for at least 3years. You can work until 8 years. • This takes place in a hospital setting in which you earn a salary (on average, $44,000/year) while you are trained. It begins in the first week of July after you graduate from medical school (in May). You are responsible for patients and are supervised by senior residents as well as attending physicians. Residency typically lasts about three years. Some specialties may require as many as eight years of residency training before you are licensed to practice.
Average salary of doctors • Doctor Income - $239,000, • Average Specialist Income - $341,000 • Earns $ 44000 annually during residential period.
Average work periods of doctors • 12hr’s per day during residential period. • After Residential period ( Non resident) , you work about 60 hours per week.
Bibliography • http://www.bls.gov/k12/help06.htm