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Become An Attending Physician In Charlotte, NC

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Working As An Attending Physician In Charlotte, NC

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $171,349

    Average Salary

What Does An Attending Physician Do

An Attending Physician typically supervises fellows, residents, medical students, and other practitioners. They are responsible for supervising each patient every day, reviewing treatment plans with residents, and supervising patient management documents.

How To Become An Attending Physician

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

Education

Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.

Training

After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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274 Attending Physician jobs

Landmark Health
Charlotte, NC
Physician

$260,533 Estimated

Fidelis Partners
Charlotte, NC
Urology Physician

$260,533 Estimated

Kendall & Davis
Charlotte, NC
Dermatology Physician

$260,533 Estimated

Spot On Recruiting, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Occ / Med Physician

$260,533 Estimated

Virtualvocations
Charlotte, NC
Remote Physician Advisor - Charlotte

$260,533 Estimated

Spot On Recruiting, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Occ / Med Physician

$260,533 Estimated

Chenega Corporation
Charlotte, NC
Physician - Charlotte, NC

$260,533 Estimated

HRC
Charlotte, NC
supervisory Physician Concord North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

ESR View Profile
Charlotte, NC
Neurology Physician Neurologist - Physicians Only Apply - Perm

$260,533 Estimated

Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Neurology Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Doctors Making House Calls
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Unitedhealth Group
Charlotte, NC
Neonatal Physician Neonatologist - Physicians Only Apply - Perm

$260,533 Estimated

Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Merritt, Hawkins & Associates
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Charlotte, NC
Neurology Physician Neurologist - Physicians Only Apply - Perm

$260,533 Estimated

Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Pulmonology Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Merritt, Hawkins & Associates
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Dermatology Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Charlotte, NC
Permanent ObGyn Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Comphealth
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

Sunbelt Management Associates
Charlotte, NC
Permanent Pulmonology Physician in Charlotte, North Carolina

$260,533 Estimated

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Real Attending Physician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
HPB Surgery Attending Physician Charlotte Mecklenburge Hospital Authority Charlotte, NC Jan 01, 2015 $360,000 -
$561,600
Attending Physician-Surgeon (Foot/Ankle; Trauma; & Spine) Faculty Physicians & Surgeons of Llusm Loma Linda, CA Jun 30, 2016 $350,000
Attending Physician, Surgeon Faculty Physicians &Amp; Surgeons of Llusm D/B/A Loma Linda University FAC Loma Linda, CA Jan 02, 2016 $350,000
Attending Physician North Arkansas Pain Management Batesville, AR Feb 11, 2016 $350,000
Attending Physician, Gastroenterology University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. Westlake, OH Oct 17, 2016 $350,000
Attending Physician/Gastroenterology University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. Westlake, OH Jul 01, 2015 $350,000
Attending Physician, Anesthesiology Pinnacle Mid-Atlantic Anesthesia Associates, PC Easton, PA Jan 07, 2016 $350,000
Attending Physician, Anesthesiology Pinnacle Mid-Atlantic Anesthesia Associates, PC Vineland, NJ Jan 07, 2016 $350,000
Attending Physician North Arkansas Pain Management, P.A. Cherokee Village, AR Jul 01, 2015 $350,000
Attending Physician Interfaith Medical Center New York, NY Apr 03, 2015 $333,920
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Top Skills for An Attending Physician

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Top Attending Physician Skills

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Emergency Medicine
  3. Clinical Research
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Practiced Internal Medicine and Pediatrics office and hospital based
  • Core Faculty Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Lead: Responsible for design, implementation, and analysis of various clinical research studies.
  • Tended to approximately 20-25 inpatients per day with ongoing primary care.
  • Monitored patients' vital signs during surgery as well as in the first stage of recovery.

Top Attending Physician Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire an Attending Physician

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. University of Missouri Kansas City
  3. Foothill Eye Medical Group
  4. Kaweah Delta Healthcare District
  5. Houston Methodist Hospital
  6. Memorial Hermann Hospital
  7. Christus Schumpert Medical Center
  8. Va Medical Center
  9. NCNM Community Clinics
  10. Consultative Practice Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Endocrinology
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