Saturday, October 5, 2019

How do I start a Career in General Medicine?

I find a Career in General Medicine very interesting. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in General Medicine is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into General Medicine. In my quest to learn more about a Career in General Medicine, I found this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170523-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/english

Dr R K Jain's outlook!

Dr R K Jain invested 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." Dr R K Jain has a profile in a very interesting format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/rkjain

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." The video was an engaging disposition.


In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at General Medicine, and not as Qualifications needed to enter 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
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Dr R K Jain then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in General Medicine:
  • Availability
  • Behaviour
  • Competence
  • Trust Worthy
  • Moral Values
Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
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: https://lifepage.app.link/20170523-0001

Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in General Medicine was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. Career Counseling has a new meaning with LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in

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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Another very interesting website is created by the leading architecture, interior, landscape design consulting practice in Dehradun A K Associates: http://www.aka.net.in

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