Resident Physician (Female, Age 29) in Rochester, MN

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleResident Physician
Salary$45,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week60
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRochester, MN
Years Experience4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Mayo Clinic is a tertiary care hospital

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I take care of patients that cometo the Dermatology floor and in the hospital service.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks vacation, no sick leave, Mayo health insurance and reimbursement for vision/dental, no retirement plan

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
undercompensated, but all residents feel that way

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, every day, and I love it.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 8
Benefits: 7
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 1
Supervisors: 1
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amUsually academic conferences starting at 7:30- learning from other doctors like journal club, looking at slides and pictures, etc.
8am to 9amStart to see patients in the outpatient clinic
9am to 10amcontinue to see patients
10am to 11amstill seeing patients, and staffing each patient with a supervising physician
11am to 12pmfinishing up with the morning of seeing patients, dictating patient visits to complete charting, etc.
12pm to 1pmusually an academic conference with a lecture about some relevant topic
1pm to 2pmstart to see afternoon patients again
2pm to 3pmcontinue to see patients in the afternoon
3pm to 4pmstill seeing patients and staffing them with a supervising physician
4pm to 5pmfinish up with patients, finish dictations, and billing
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pmstudy time at home
9pm to 10pmstudy time
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I knew about it through the medical school that i attended.

What was the application process?
Electronic application, interview in person

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, there were 2 interviews with 2 people each, it was an individual interview

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why do you want this job?Why do you think you are qualified?Can’t remember too many others.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, we learn on the job every day, and it is excellent training.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, it entailed going to medical school

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I went to college and medical school, and both were directly geared toward my current job.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
To apply to medical school, get in, do well, and impress dermatologists at the institution that you want to go to

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Certainly social skills since you are dealing with patients every day.Diligence because it takes a lot of hard work and studying.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Keep providing a high level quality of care

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, I have to complete residency in order to practice what I’d like.

What are your current career goals?
To be a pediatric dermatologist

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Pediatricianone year90000Taking care of children in the community clinic on a daily basis.
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.6Stanford UniversityHuman Biology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
n/aMayoM.D.

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