Time is ticking and the clock is “tocking”….well maybe that latter might be a stretch, that’s when you realize medicine has taken hold of your sanity. So, you have finished medical school and you’re wondering what’s the next chapter. Well look no further, we, Residents Medical, can direct the path for you.
After studying grueling hours in medical school and retaining all that physiological information, it’s time to put your soft skills to the test: in residency!
FAQ about Medical Residency in the U.S
Let’s answer four of the most frequently asked questions about residency to keep your worry at bay and break it down for you step by step, starting with the most pertinent question: What do you do in Residency?
What do you do in Residency?
In residency, the doctors are graduate medical students that diagnose patients and provide treatment. PGY 1 First-Year Residents are carefully supervised by a program director or work with a more experienced physician. This physician usually trains a beginning resident in their specialty. Under the supervision of the physician, the medical residents order and interpret diagnostic tests, perform medical procedures, and record medical histories. It is during rounds that training residents garner most of their skills and knowledge. There are night shifts, didactics, scholarly projects and conference research.
Where do you work in Residency?
Most residents will work in hospitals in departments ranging from intensive care, emergency operating rooms, or patient rooms. However, Family Medicine is clinically based within.
How long is Residency?
Residencies can last between three to seven years depending on what you want to specialize in or if you tend to explore different specialties before choosing the best fit. General surgeries tend to last a minimum of five years.
Do you get paid in Residency?
Medical graduates get paid during the residency with a base salary averaging around $60,000. It is only after three years that residents start earning substantially. It is with time and practice that you will reap the rewards of working as a physician in the United States.
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