Nice to meet you Dr. Richards, I'm here to interview you about your life as a physician
I am a cardiologist which means I specialize in the heart or the cardiovascular system.
First, I'd like to start by asking you a few basic questions. What type of physician are you, and what do you specialize in?
To be a physician, you need at least a Master's Degree, a 2-3 year extra residency, you also must be licensed by the state, and certification is optional.
To be a physician you need to pass the MCAT and train at medical school.
What education did you have to go through to be a physician?
Carmen is interviewing Dr. Richards about his life as a physician.
An average physician earns about $190,000 per year, but it may vary depending on what they do
About how much salary does a physician earn per year?
Dr.Richards is a cardiologist
Most physicians work about 10-12 hours per day and we go through about 20 patients, all with different problems. Most of the time we are in our offices, but some also stay in hospitals. We have to deal with a lot of stress.
Can you explain what a typical day would be like for you?
Education required to be a physician.
It would probably have to be the high salary, and the oppurtunity to help others.
What are some advantages of being a physician?
An approximate salary for a physician is about $190,000
Physicians have to work very long and they also have to go through a lot of stress