Interview a Health Care Professional

Interview a Health Care Professional - have surgery. Where...

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The person I interviewed is a neurosurgeon. Before medical school they have to take the Medical School admission test to be evaluated. In medical school the student needs to complete four years of school, and then complete the US medical licensing exams. The last step is to go to a doctor’s office and receive training. Once completed and they have all been passed then applying for a license to be able to practice medicine in the United States is the next step. Then a graduate starts the residency training for seven years, and for trauma surgeons it’s five years after graduation, and one or two years in the trauma and critical care unit. Every career has its exam which it’s called the boards, and after the test the graduate is now board certified which is the highest certificate that a physician can have. The scope of practice is performing surgeries and taking care of the patients that might have to
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Unformatted text preview: have surgery. Where they take care of patients is in the Surgical Intensive Care unit. There are patients that have elective surgeries like spinal fusions, craniotomies, and other on the back or head. When it comes to a trauma surgeon they can perform exploratory laparotomies for a abdominal pain, splenectomies, neck exploration, and others. In their week also is being in the clinic so they can plan for the future surgeries, and post- operatively to see if they can heal after surgery. His primary responsibility is to make sure the patient with a head injury or spinal cord injury is evaluated and to have a CT scan to make sure there is no life or limb threatening medical condition. Doing this they have to have devotion for life, working around 80 hours a week, plus on call. Even though it is tough you are the that can save a patients life....
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course 225 BEH taught by Professor Griffin during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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