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Career Path to Surgeon

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Dana Tschritter

on 4 January 2014

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Thank You! Pre-Op
Post-Op Surgeon Dana Tschritter Advantage Diagnose and treat diseases and disorders
Prescribe medication
Preform surgery
Analyze and interpret imaging and laboratory tests
Conduct research
Act as consultants to other physicians
Ensure surgical asepsis
Stay up to date with technology
Teach residents Work Conditions -Employed in hospitals, clinics, or a privately funded setting
-Long and irregular hours
-Large amount of responsibility for other people
-Stand for long periods of time
-Work in a clean and sterile environment
-Stressful situations arise frequently Why I chose this career I chose this career simply because it is what I aspire to do. Employment Prospects: High School Credits Needed Qualifications -Good marks, high test scores, extra-curricular activities, and volunteer hours are needed to be an excellent candidate on all levels, from being admitted to an undergraduate program to receiving a job at a hospital. Education & Training Advantages vs. Disadvantages Duties Stats High school
Undergrad degree (ex. B.Sc)
Medical School
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Exam
Staff Surgeon
Department Head
Chief of Surgery List of Essential Skills Computer use
Oral communication
Measurements and calculations
Data analysis
Decision making
Problem solving Because it is absolutely necessary to graduate from high school to become a surgeon, the full 30 credits are required. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) -Administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
-A "standardized test that has been part of the medical school admission precess for more than 80 years."
-Test is American, but is frequently used in Canada and is of equal value
-Examines critical thinking, problem solving, and knowledge of science
-Depending on the school, MCAT scores expire after 3 years The Test Physical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Verbal Reasoning
Writing Sample } Both content and cognitive skills for all sections -144 multiple choice questions
-2 essays
-no penalty given for guessing
-first three sections scored on a scale between 1 and 15
-essays scored on a scale from 1 to 6
-when all scores are added together, they are converted to a letter grade (J-T)
-final score is a combination of both: number from multiple choice, letter from the essay component. (eg. 39R) 1 15 Multiple Choice 1 6 Essay Section J T Alphabetically Is it a good score? UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 7 M UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA none none UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY none none DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY 10 UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA 7 M McGILL UNIVERSITY 8.5 McMASTER UNIVERSITY not considered - MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY *average 10 Q NORTHERN ONTARIO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE not required - UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA not required - QUEENS UNIVERSITY 8 N 9 N UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO 10 Q UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN N/A N/A N/A N/A Medical School -Any subject area is acceptable as an undergrad university of alberta university of british columbia university of calgary dalhousie university university of manitoba mcgill university mcmaster university memorial university northern ontario school of medicine university of ottawa queens university university of saskatchewan university of toronto university of western ontario 88% 82% 87% 88% 88% 91% 85% N/A 85% 91% N/A 78% 92% 93% *Between 5-7 years Salary: $164,511 NOC Code: 3111 (Specialist Physician) -High salary
-Sense of giving back to community
-Highly educated
-Competitive and elite
-Non-repetitive work
-Improved dexterity Disadvantage -Long hours
-Stressful situations
-Creates stress on relationships
-Cost of education
-Risk of infection Resources Career Cruising. (n.d.). Surgeon. Retrieved April 2013 from https://www2.careercruising.com/careers/profile-at-a-glance/410 myBlueprint. (n.d.). Specialist Physician. Retrieved April 2013 from https://core.myblueprint.ca/Students/Compare-Programs.aspx?id=O.164 Haparapara, Rata. (April 5, 2013). Surgeon. CareersNZ. Retrieved April 2013 from http://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs/health/surgeon/about-the-job American Association of Medical Colleges. (n.d.). Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). AAMC. Retrieved April 2013 from http://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs/health/surgeon/about-the-job PreMed Authority. (n.d.). MCAT Breakdown and Scoring. PreMed Authority. Retrieved April 2013 from http://www.premedauthority.com/mcat/ The Princeton Review. (n.d.). Medical School Admissions Test. McGill University. Retrieved April 2013 from http://www.mcgill.ca/files/caps/MCATAdmissionsDates_2010.pdf Government of Canada. (n.d.). Working in Canada. Working in Canada. Retrieved April 2013 from http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca/home-eng.do Ontario Ministry of Education. (February 7, 2013). Essential Skills. Ontario Skills Passport. Retrieved April 2013 from http://www.skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSP2Web/EDU/DisplayEssentialSkills.xhtml
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