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Become A Resident Physician In Detroit, MI

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Working As A Resident Physician In Detroit, MI

  • 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

  • $52,589

    Average Salary

What Does A Resident Physician Do

A Resident Physician participates in a program of graduate medical education and training in a specialized area of medicine. They work with other members of the healthcare team to provide direct medical care to patients.

How To Become A Resident 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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207 Resident Physician jobs

Alternatives for Girls
Detroit, MI
Resident Advisor

$24,990 Estimated

Alternatives for Girls
Detroit, MI
Resident Advisor (On-call)

$24,990 Estimated

Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Detroit, MI
Physician / radiology

$55,190 Estimated

Merritt Hawkins
Detroit, MI
Diagnostic Radiology Physician

$55,190 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
Detroit, MI
Permanent Pediatric Radiology Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$55,190 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
Detroit, MI
Permanent Pediatric Radiology Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$55,190 Estimated

Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Physician Wellness EAP Therapist

$160,782 Estimated

Virtualvocations
Detroit, MI
Remote physician advisor

$160,782 Estimated

Virtualvocations
Detroit, MI
Remote physician advisor

$160,782 Estimated

Medical Doctor Associates
Detroit, MI
Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician - Position #31530

$160,782 Estimated

Chenega Corporation
Detroit, MI
Physician - Detroit, MI

$160,782 Estimated

Virtualvocations
Detroit, MI
Telecommute physician coder

$160,782 Estimated

Virtualvocations
Detroit, MI
Virtual texas licensed nocturnist physician

$160,782 Estimated

The Medicus Firm
Detroit, MI
Permanent Endocrinology Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

Comphealth
Detroit, MI
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

All Healthcare Staffing LLC
Detroit, MI
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Detroit, MI
Permanent Plastic Surgery Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
Detroit, MI
Permanent Physiatry Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

The Medicus Firm
Detroit, MI
Permanent Psychiatry Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

Tenet Healthcare
Detroit, MI
Permanent Neurology Physician in Detroit, Michigan

$160,782 Estimated

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Real Resident Physician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Resident Physician Instructor-Neurosurgery Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI Jan 01, 2015 $166,960
Resident Physician New York State Office of Mental Health Syracuse, NY Oct 10, 2016 $91,193
Resident Physician Temple University Health System Philadelphia, PA Oct 01, 2015 $80,446
Chief Resident Physician (PGY Mercy Catholic Medical Center Darby, PA Jul 01, 2015 $78,413
Resident Physician/Fellow Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven, CT Jan 09, 2016 $77,467
Staff Internist-Resident Physician Abington Memorial Hospital Abington, PA Jun 04, 2016 $77,000 -
$110,000
Staff Internist-Resident Physician Abington Memorial Hospital Abington, PA May 16, 2016 $77,000 -
$110,000
Staff Internist-Resident Physician Abington Memorial Hospital Abington, PA Apr 04, 2016 $77,000 -
$110,000
Resident Physician (Fellow) Danbury Hospital Danbury, CT Jul 01, 2015 $76,874
Resident Physician Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven, CT Jun 01, 2015 $76,700
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Top Skills for A Resident Physician

InternalMedicineEmergencyRoomResidencyProgramGeneralSurgeryDirectPatientCarePediatricsSurgicalProceduresTraumaGynecologyIntensiveCareUnitPsychiatryObstetricsPhysicalExamsOncologyClinicalPathologyNeurologyTreatmentPlansMedicalCareSurgicalPatientsEmergencyDepartment

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Top Resident Physician Skills

  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Emergency Room
  3. Residency Program
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked in the department of Internal Medicine as a resident doctor.
  • Monitored Intensive Care and Emergency Room patients Supervised residents, interns, medical students
  • Develop Residency Program Initiatives to improve the program
  • Managed and supervised teams in surgical settings, including both trauma and general surgery
  • Combined Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
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