UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHIRIQUI FACULTY OF MEDICINE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ENGLISH 120ª EXPLORING A MEDICAL CAREER QUESTIONNAIRE Instructions: Answer the questions in complete sentences using the text Exploring a Medical Career to answer. 1. What things should you consider about your personality to know if the medical career is for you? R= to see if in fact a medical career is for you to ask if you are willing to sacrifice your sleep time and stop living like a normal person to get help to those in need. 2. What does it take to become a physician? It takes 11 to 16 years to complete their education, including four years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school and three to eight years of residency in a specialty that you want 3. What are the characteristics of the medical career? R= the characteristics of a medical career are very simple at first the student must have a total dedication of the difficulty of the race but for many is the career aspiration of dreams where the meaning given to the fight as long as you have the celestial guide to help all we can. 4. What is the main job of a physician? R= Doctors diagnose the disease and treat people suffering from injury or illness. but forget the kindness of love for the neighbor 5. What is the difference between a primary care physician and a specialist physician? R= primary physicians have Knowledge in all areas of medicine but of formal and specialists have specific expertise in one area. 6. What else besides caring for people`s health can physicians do? R= doctors today also are dedicated to finding the solution of disease and the manufacture of new drugs. 7. What are some of the rewards of being a physician? R= the physician brings many rewards to be both economic and intellectual. Reach physicians earn around $ 160,000 and the salary will depend on the specialty that has. 8. What is the average salary for physicians in the US and what does that salary depend on? R= U.S. physicians earn about $ 160,000 a year but it depends on the physician's specialty area. 9. How many hours may physicians work a week? R= working hours can be long and unpredictable. Many doctors work 60 hours a week. May also have to respond to emergencies and be on call for their patients. 10. Why is medical school a challenge? R= the medical school is a challenge for one reason: If you take responsibility for health and welfare, you must be committed to learning. However, once you have accepted his faculty of medical school and the staff will do everything possible to help you succeed. 11. Describe the medical school in the US. R=medical school is united states is much longer but the structure of education is basically the same as in the early years of education are studying the materials of basic skills practice then starts and ends with a residence for 3 or 7 years plus specialty you choose 12. Why is Medical School tough? R= because it demands a lot from you, both the volume of information that is expected to master and the rate at which he expected to learn. Have good study habits and time management skills and a strong academic background. You also have to take into account and exploit the enormous support of guidance and mentoring for teachers and staff at the medical school offer to help you succeed.