What skills do doctors need?
- strong communication skills
- empathetic - able to relate to people's situation
This will be a personal decision based upon your interests, personality and skills. Both doctors and veterinarians are medical professionals, so you will need to have a good background in math and science. These are also both service professions, so good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. The major difference between doctors and veterinarians is the species treated - doctors treat humans, veterinarians treat everthing else.
Doctors are scientists, and like all scientists they need strong backgrounds in science courses such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics and related areas. These require advanced math -- algebra, plane and solid geometry, calculus, and statistics. Pediatricians take the same courses as other doctors, then they specialize late in their training.
Writing is a form of communication. Clinical doctors need to effectively communicate with patients not only as part of informed consent but also as an adjunct to a patient's participation in their own healing and well being. Clinical doctors must also be concise and consistent with their written communication amongst peers. The combination of peer communication (proper written medical documentation) and patient communication (writing to patients on a level they understand) makes good writing skills…
Excellent problem solving skills excellent academic standing (top 5% of class) Strong communication skills Teamwork skills Ability to think outside box Ability to perform under stress/pressure To be a doctor you have to be a well rounded person. It is important that doctors are smart and helpful. In order to achieve this, you must be able to talk to people, communicate, inform and guide people through their difficulties.
OB/GYNs can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics and private doctors' offices; however, no matter where they work, they'll need to have empathy for their patients and a good bedside manner. Strong communication skills, an ability to thrive under stressful OB/GYNs can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics and private doctors' offices; however, no matter where they work, they'll need to have empathy for their patients and a good…