Career outlook for hospital doctor
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would examine and treat hospital patients. You would save lives and improve people’s health.
Your patients would be sent to you by GPs and other health professionals. You would listen to each person, ask them about their symptoms and do a physical examination.
You would then decide what you think the problem is and explain the best options for treatment. It would be important to reassure people as they may be very anxious and upset. People would trust you to do your best to help them.
You would do some of the treatments and clinical procedures yourself. You would need to make quick and accurate decisions.
As a hospital doctor you would specialise in a particular area and would need to keep up to date with developments in your chosen field. You could work in:
- Emergency medicine
- General surgery
There would also be paperwork to do. You would keep patient records up to date and write reports to tell GPs about the diagnosis and care of their patients.
You might also lead a team of medical staff, manage a department or help train doctors.
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