Medical Schools: The Benefits Of Medical School

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Throughout the progression of history, the influence of medicine has enabled people to create groundbreaking inventions, which have saved millions of lives. Without the technological advancements of medicine, the medical world would be completely different. This advancement has allowed the population to thrive in knowledge and also has been able to maintain the stability of human life under stressful, life threatening conditions.
Since the beginning of time, the human population has attempted to treat medically ill patients to the best of their abilities. Although most early medical performances are undocumented, historians have concluded through extensive research, the early populations used herbalism, various animal parts, minerals, and many
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In general, medical schools are extremely competitive and they review the students’ applications numerous times. In a student’s application, they look for aspects to make the student stand out as they desire well rounded students. Once accepted into medical school, the student will begin a science based curriculum. Throughout the first two years of medical school, students will spend most of their time in laboratories and classrooms, gaining knowledge in courses such as biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, anatomy, physiology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. Also, they practice their interviewing and physical diagnosing skills by interacting with and examining patients and diagnosing illnesses. In their last two years of medical school, students will work under the supervision of certified physicians through hospitals and clinics. They will care for patients and manage various illnesses. Continuing with the expansion of their knowledge, the students will rotate between different fields of education, such as internal medicine and its subspecialties, obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, etc to gain experience in other areas of medical attention. Internal medicine provides the well-rounded physician to deal with all illnesses and direct the patient to the subspecialist as …show more content…
In a private practice, physicians typically see 25-30 patients a day on average and work 5 days a week plus weekend hours. They may visit the hospital, depending on if their patients are hospitalized. Salaries for internal medicine physicians range drastically depending on the amount of patients seen, the practice size, the location, years of experience and many more factors. Typically, the median annual salary is about $200,000. Although internists are quite common in the United States now, the projected increase need between the years 2014-2024 is 9%. Through the dedication of internal medicine physicians, many people are cared for compassionately and educated on their health

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