Patient Care

In caring for patients, the focus is providing health care using cutting-edge technology, evidence-based medicine, and intensive, specialized services. Physicians can choose to see patients for as much as 100 percent of their time and as little as none at all. The specialty as well as type and location of practice you choose influences how much time is available to and required of you to spend caring for patients. While many choose medicine as a profession because they want to care for patients, it's only one of the types of work physicians can do.

Doctor examining a baby
  • Residents observing a doctor

    Clinician educators are the "catch-all" positions in an academic medical center setting. These flexible positions often focus on more than just clinical care, but also include education or administration activities.

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  • Doctor meeting with a patient in his office

    Physicians on clinical service career paths are the primary patient care providers in an academic medical center setting. Learn more about the tasks and typical week of an attending physician.

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