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Become A Family Practice MD

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Working As A Family Practice MD

  • 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

  • $212,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Family Practice MD Do At Presbyterian Healthcare Services

* Makes all professional medical judgments in the care of patients seen
* Manages the physician/patient relationship
* Participates in systemwide health management initiatives
* Provides input into the practice site s financial, clinical, and service quality performance; budget; capital plan; and personnel issues
* Assists in the development and implementation of clinical and service standards
* Receives and resolves patient complaints
* Participates in the recruitment and replacement of other providers
* Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, literature review, inservices, and workshops

What Does A Family Practice MD Do At Mint Physician Staffing

* Oversee clinical operations & sign off on plan of care for all patients
* No procedures will be done by the physician
* Advanced practitioner coverage
* Competitive pay rate with weekly direct deposit
* Malpractice with prior acts coverage provided

What Does A Family Practice MD Do At Ascension Health

* Receives, screens, routes and responds to incoming telephone calls.
* Takes accurate messages and ensures timely delivery.
* Greets guests and provides appropriate assistance and information.
* Performs additional clerical duties as assigned.
* May provide support to physician practices.
* Performs all other duties and projects as assigned

What Does A Family Practice MD Do At Gwinnett Hospital

MD or DO degree

What Does A Family Practice MD Do At Mint Physician Staffing

Common allergies & illnesses, minor injuries and sprains, etc

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How To Become A Family Practice MD

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.


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.


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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Family Practice MD Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • Dakota

  • Khmer

  • French

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Real Family Practice MD Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Hospitalist, Family Practice Phoebe Physician Group, Inc. Moultrie, GA Apr 01, 2012 $222,000 -
Family Practice Hospitalist National Healthcare of Newport, Inc. Newport, AR Mar 01, 2010 $200,000
Phyisician, Family Practice Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation Ansonia, CT Sep 15, 2014 $190,000
Family Practice Physcian Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc. New Iberia, LA Sep 10, 2012 $165,000
Family Practice Physcian River Hospital, Inc. Alexandria Bay, NY Jul 27, 2009 $165,000
Family Practice MD Healthpoint Redmond, WA Oct 15, 2013 $140,800
Family Practice MD Healthpoint Redmond, WA Aug 01, 2014 $140,800
Family Practice MD Healthpoint Redmond, WA Jul 08, 2014 $140,800

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Top Skills for A Family Practice MD


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Top Family Practice MD Skills

  1. EKG
  2. Electronic Medical Records
  3. Clinic
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed daily operations of clinical and medical /legal aspects of busy practice.
  • Contributed to the medical team with direct patient care.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in handling administrative duties, taking patient medical histories and vital signs.
  • Helped to provide written evidence based primary care initiatives to be transferred to EMR during Princeton's transition.
  • Front office duties included: scheduling appointments, use of multi-line phones, faxing, copying.

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