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Become A General Internist In Fort Worth, TX

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Working As A General Internist In Fort Worth, TX

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

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $180,000

    Average Salary

What Does A General Internist Do At Virginia Commonwealth University

* Supervise and teach housestaff in the resident outpatient practice
* Supervise and teach learners (including medical students, interns, and residents) on the inpatient housestaff teaching service
* While on the inpatient teaching service, conduct daily teaching rounds that use contemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-based practice
* Demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher for learners at all levels
* Complete required evaluations of learners in a timely manner—including but not limited to written and verbal feedback.
* Participate in other learning activities such as morning report, core conference, and other formal educational programs for undergraduate and post-graduate learners
* Research:
* Participate in clinical and educational research, according to skills, interest, and funding (research opportunities may include performance improvement initiatives or formal extramurally funded investigations)
* Service:
* Work with institutional staff and administration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Health System, including patient safety, patient and other customer satisfaction, maintenance and enhancement of public perception, and fiscal health
* Clinical:
* Provide direct clinical care to ambulatory patients and hospitalized patients, with the amount of time spent in the outpatient and inpatient venues determined by mutual agreement with the Division Chair
* Participate in night and weekend on-call duties (telephone call only; no in-hospital responsibilities), shared among Division faculty
* Comply in a timely manner with all institutional policies for professional work, including credentialing, documentation, and billing
* Work effectively with other members of the extended inter-professional team

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How To Become A General Internist

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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Real General Internist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Internists, General Numan A. Arafat, M.D., P.A. McAllen, TX Jun 11, 2010 $300,000
Internists, General Brownsville Pulmonary Center Harlingen, TX Aug 01, 2012 $280,000
Internists, General Valley Pulmonary Group, PLLC McAllen, TX Sep 15, 2011 $275,000
Internists, General Hospitalist Medicine Physicians of Texas, PLLC Lufkin, TX May 25, 2017 $259,200
Internists, General Hendrick Provider Network Abilene, TX Apr 25, 2011 $250,000
Internists, General Valley Intensivists, Pulmonologists and Sleep Spec McAllen, TX Dec 28, 2011 $250,000
Internists, General THG, The Hospitalist Group, LP Mission, TX Dec 09, 2011 $250,000
Internists, General Apogee Medical Group, Texas, Pa College Station, TX May 13, 2013 $250,000
Internists, General Valley Hospital Doctors PLLC Edinburg, TX Dec 14, 2012 $250,000
Internists, General Inpatient Consultants of Texas, PLLC Fort Worth, TX Jun 19, 2017 $245,880

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Top Skills for A General Internist


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Top General Internist Skills

  1. Traditional Internal Medicine
  2. General Hospital
  3. Medical Society
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine Research
  • Japan, and Flight Surgeon, 78th Aviation Battalion, Camp Zama, Japan (U.S. Army) Major Administrative Responsibilities:

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