As I work with clients during all phases of their careers I frequently hear them sell themselves short. They send negative messages and create reasons why they can’t try a new career path, seek a desired job or move forward professionally.
Dr. Mark Reiter MD MBA, the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of FRCEM and Director of Medical Student Education at the St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has job interview advice for future emergency physicians.
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All the same, it really does feel like business as usual in the ER. There was nothing extraordinarily visceral about the season opener. At this point, the show has been running so long that we see the wheels in motion, and we can see how things work and where they will go. Rumor has it that this may indeed be the show’s last season. It may be just as well. I cannot see where this show can possibly go from here. After watching this episode, one cannot feel like everyone involved with this show has usually all the tricks in the book. Maybe it is time to put ER out to pasture, and to bring in the next new show that will challenge the medium in a way that this show did when it first aired.
After taking the MCAT and getting your undergraduate degree, you have to apply to medical school. This can be a very humbling experience, as the rejection rate is quite high. For more information on the process of getting in to medical school, see THIS ARTICLE.
The first step in becoming an emergency room doctor is to go to college. You are going to need a degree from a four year college or university. You Bachelor’s degree can be in any major you choose. Contrary to popular opinion, you do not have to have a science degree to become a doctor. In fact, many medical schools look favorably at students who have “different” degrees. I’m a doctor and my undergraduate degree is in English. I have known several people in medical school who were history majors, music majors, and even an aerospace engineering major.
You will be exposed to almost any injury known to man in a hospital. Finishing your residency and finding the right job can really be a daunting task. But finding the best career for your own personal goals and growth is also important. Regardless of how much money you make, you will have the experience to find emergency physician jobs around the country or in any part of the world if you want. There is a shortage of experienced doctors everywhere and you will be able to take your skills and help others. Most physicians get great satisfaction from helping others and making a decent living at the same time.