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Do people who study in medicine see themselves becoming clinical physicians for life or was it just a mistake?

Do people actually study medicine to become a clinical physician or is that just a temporary job to make it through school and become something else like a surgeon or dermatologist?

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  • MS
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    1 month ago

    I'm not sure what you mean by "clinical physician."  When people study medicine in the US, they go through a standard medical school curriculum that includes coursework, clinicals, and medical rotations.  Upon graduating, they enter a residency program, which is where they learn their specialization area - that could be family medicine, pediatrics, surgery, dermatology, etc.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Not sure what you mean, “clinical physician” is not a US term.  All doctors graduate med school as a physician, then in residency they specialize, you aren’t even licensed until you do 1 year, PG-1, residency. No one would really stop there, even general physicians do a residency in family practice or internal med. so they don’t become something else.

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  • 1 month ago

    depends on the person, everyone is different

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