How do you pursue a Career in General Medicine?

I am very curious about a Career in General Medicine. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into General Medicine, while I want to first understand What is a Career in General Medicine. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in General Medicine, when I came across: - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/english

Dr R K Jain's professional point of view!

Dr R K Jain is an experienced professional with 17 years & 10 months in General Medicine. Dr R K Jain has worked in General Medicine as Director in CMI Hospital. In Dr R K Jain's own words, this is how Dr R K Jain got into General Medicine: "I did my schooling in Dehradun where he excelled in studies and I was awarded certificate of merit by Ministry of education Govt. of India for securing high position in exams. I have set up a 25 bedded nursing home at Dehradun in 1991 specializing in intensive care, cardiology and medicine and it was the hospital catering to medical emergencies and treatment. I have also established the first dialysis unit for whole of western UP and Uttarakhand in 1991 and also set up a paramedical educational institute in the state which again was the first to offer recognized graduate degrees in Nursing to meet the increasing demands of health manpower needs in the state. In the year 2008 I have been awarded Padma Shri by the President of India for my distinguished services in the field of medicine. In the year 2010 I have been appointed as the health advisor to the Government of Uttarakhand." This link showed on the first page of search results for Dr R K Jain:

Career Video on General Medicine

In a video, Dr R K Jain has talked about various aspects of a Career in General Medicine. Dr R K Jain started by explaining General Medicine as: "Internal medicine or general medicine (in Commonwealth nations) is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians (without a modifier) in Commonwealth nations." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in General Medicine and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into General Medicine. Dr R K Jain touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Biology
  • Body System & Anatomy
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Knowledge of Diseases
  • Medical Procedures
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Dr R K Jain then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in General Medicine:
  • Availability
  • Behaviour
  • Competence
  • Trust Worthy
  • Moral Values
There are great positives of this Career.
Dr R K Jain believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in General Medicine:
  • Respect & Recognition
  • Immense Opportunity
  • Monetary Potential
  • Immense Satisfaction
  • Manage your own time
It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Dr R K Jain believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in General Medicine:
  • Misconception
  • Developing Trust
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Work Life Balance
  • Stressful

In the final section of the video Dr R K Jain talks about How a day goes in a Career in General Medicine. This video is by far the best video on a Career in General Medicine, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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