Medical Career Research Paper

1376 Words Dec 10th, 2011 6 Pages
The medical field is a career path that brings about many options and opportunities of great value. The noble idea of being a doctor tends to cloud the diligent studying and precise training that is actually required for this career. I have wanted to become a doctor since a very young age, and now that the opportunity is here for the taking, I have fully researched what it takes to succeed in this profession and various specialties of the practice. The road to a medical degree is one filled with thousands of notes, years of schooling, and many stressful nights, but the reward is one incomparable to any other. Saving people’s lives on a day-to-day basis has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember, so the rigorous curriculum …show more content…
The road to becoming a general surgeon starts off as any medical profession in medical school. There you declare your focus as a general surgeon and complete the four years of medical school. Once with a medical degree, a general surgeon must complete at least five years of residency (Knight). The last year of residency one is required to complete 250 to 350 surgeries in order to qualify to take the Board of Certification exam (Knight). Doctor’s salaries are well earned. All the years of study and practice pay off in the long run. “According to a 2006 survey, the average annual salary for a general surgeon ranges from $249,700 to $336,000.” (Knight). This research was very helpful by explaining and detailing how demanding and rewarding the becoming a doctor truly is. Like many statements I have read, the road to becoming a doctor is a calling, and I feel called more and more with each source. With so many practices to choose from, I decided to also research the road and life of an orthopaedic surgeon. Orthopaedic surgery is surgery that deals with the reconstruction of bones, joints, ligaments and spinal cord injuries etc. This type of practice interests me because as an orthopaedic surgeon, one deals with sports related injuries. Being an athlete all of my life, I would love to aspire to fix and

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