An orthopedic surgeon is a surgeon who has been trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. I became interested in this career when I was 7 years old because of a tv show. When Grey’s Anatomy came out in
2007, I was very interested in the person who played the orthopedic surgeon, so I did my own research on it and I fell in love. To become a surgeon you must have the following skills:
●Assessment & Intuition: These skills will allow you to perform a physical exam and be able to make a diagnosis before lab tests or x-rays.
●Leadership: You will need strong leaderships skills to become a surgeon. You’ll have to work well with nurses, general practitioners and other hospital staff.
You should be confident in your decisions regarding patients’ care and be able to lead others.
●Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
●Judgement & Decision Making: Considering the relative cost and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
●Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions.
●Active Learning: Understanding new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision making. My personality matches the skills required for this career because I am smart and easy to talk to. I am a fast learner and I also have great leadership skills. I’ve also had some real-life experiences that have had helped prepared me for this job. I actually do an internship at a hospital and I get to work with some of the surgeons.
Becoming a surgeon requires a bunch of school. You need to get your Bachelors Degree. Then you need to take your
Medical College Admission Test to even get into medical school.
First two years of of medical school, classes will consist of courses like clinical anatomy, neurological science, biomedical informatics and infectious