Career Research Project

Medical Physician
Justin Scott

Professional Requirements:

Need to be able to...

                      Diagnose and treat injuries

                      Diagnose and treat illness

                      Work with other doctors and nurses to insure the good health of the patient

Educational Requirements

Need to have...

                      Four year bachelor degree (usually with strong emphasis on basic sciences)

                      Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) from one of the U.S Medical Schools

                      Completed a Residency Program (3-7 years of professional training from                               senior physician educators)

Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University is a large, 4-year, public university. It is a coed college located in Tempe, Arizona. Tempe is considered a suburb of Phoenix, due to the fact it is only about 2 miles from Phoenix. ASU offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. ASU has a lot of different activities you can participate in, from sororities and fraternities, to pep band and theater. Arizona State has been described as a place full of opportunities and excitement.

"There is no secret routine, there is no magical number of reps and sets. What there is, is confidence, belief, hard work on a constant basis, and a desire to succeed"
-Steve Justa

I have come to realize that in life nothing is handed to you. Anything and everything you want, you have to work for. Hard work is the key to success. I believe that anyone can be successful if they have confidence and have a strong work ethic.

Role Model

My role model is my grandfather. He is the hardest working person I know and has inspired me since I was young. My grandpa is one of the most successful people I know. Even though my grandpa didn't have the highest paying job, he has worked long and hard enough to buy all his grandchildren a car on their 16th birthday. My grandpa is a perfect example of how hard work and dedication will lead to success.

My grandpa is so influential in my life because I know if I ever need anything he will be there for me. That goes for everyone in my family, if they need help, my grandpa is the man to call. I have the most respect for my grandpa because his motivation to succeed has inspired me to do the same.

"A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Doctor" by Candice Chen, helps me better understand the daily routine I may go through as a doctor. Days are long and super busy as a doctor, there is almost always patients waiting on you. The job is stressful but doctors know they are truly making a difference in their community. The administrative tasks given to primary care doctors leads to busy days, frustration, and little time for patients. (Chen 1). Being a primary care doctor seems like a demanding job, but I know they really help the community with the work they do. I would enjoy being a primary care doctor, even though they make less money than surgeons, they seem to help more people on a daily basis, and that is why I want to be a doctor. To help people.

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