Family Physician

About the job:

What you do

As a Family Physician, you diagnose and treat patients from a family, experiencing common diseases or injuries, such a cold, flu, and deep cuts. Your work benefits members from all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. 

The tough stuff

As a Family Physician, you will probably face:

  • Heavy load at work
  • Many bureaucratic tasks
  • Demanding patients
  • Feeling undervalued by the specialists.
The cool stuff

As a Family Physician, you should know that: 

  • 72% percent of Lebanese family physicians do not regret their choice of family medicine
  • Others in this field feel positive and enthusiastic about their profession and always try to overcome the challenges
  • You can also supplement your income with administrative and hospital work
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required

1.) Get your Bachelor's Degree: You don't need to pursue a specific major as an undergraduate, but you should complete pre-medical courses including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English and Math. 

2.) Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 

3.) Earn a Medical Degree

4.) Finish Residency Training: Most family medicine residencies consist of 3 years of diagnosing and treating hospital and clinic patients under the observation of licensed doctors.

5.) Get your Medical License

6.) Advance Your Career By Becoming Certified in Family Medicine: Certification is an optional step that you can take to increase your job opportunities. 

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