Becoming a podiatrist is a journey, not a destination. While every podiatrist will take the same fundamental steps to earn the Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine and complete residency, everyone’s path will be a little different. But in this article, we will attempt to illustrate what it is like to be a podiatrist, including what a typical […]
In order to become a podiatrist, you must first complete a minimum of three years or 90 semester hours of college credit at an accredited institution. Over 97% of the students who enter podiatry school have a bachelor’s degree. Each of the nine podiatric medical schools requires an applicant to complete their prerequisite courses.
Emergency medicine is one of the sexiest specialties medicine has to offer. The fast-paced, ever-changing environment means there’s always a certain degree of catastrophe, making it an excellent backdrop for all of the drama we know and love on medical shows. Television and reality don’t always agree, and it is no different in this case. […]
The field of medicine is filled with surgical subspecialties. Neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and vascular surgery are just a few examples of the surgical fields you can specialize in after medical school. These residences require 5-7 years of residency training to complete. But did you know that there is another surgical field that does not require […]
Introduction Physicians and surgeons are healthcare providers who can examine patients, diagnose diseases, and treat them. Compared to other healthcare professionals, doctors undergo the longest and most difficult training. They also have duties that extend beyond the clinic, such as administration or research. For these reasons, physicians are well-respected and revered for the value that […]
A physician assistant (PA) is a healthcare collaborator who can diagnose, treat, and manage patients as part of a healthcare team. With the unmet need for health care providers in the United States, PAs are set to play a valuable role in the healthcare system. As such, PA school is a popular alternative for people […]
Medscape conducted a survey that included 19,328 responding physicians from 30+ specialties. The survey findings were included in their Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2019. Although the report was mostly about compensation and salary, there was also some insight on job satisfaction. The large dataset gave us valuable data on the rewards and challenges of being a […]
Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Although the field of healthcare experiences a surge in demand as people live longer and medical care increases, not all medical professions enoy the same level of growth. While the American Association of Medical College (AAMC) estimate a physician shortage of 122,000 by […]