Internal Medicine Resident Job Description

What is an Internal Medicine Resident?

As an Internal Medicine Resident, you are a recent graduate of medical school seeking a medical practice to complete the 3 year residency so you are able to be an Internist in order to start your own or join an existing medical practice.

Completion of a U.S. medical school in the top 5% of your class, an active DEA registration are required. Passing a drug screen is essential before an offer is extended. If accepted, you will be invited to join the medical practice for the first of this 3-year residency under the mentorship of the senior Internist in the practice. Each year your performance and the practice need will be reviewed and continuation in the Residency is determined by your mentor and your previous 12-month performance.

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Job Overview

XYZ Inc. is a leading company in our industry in the region. We're proud of our 4.2 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We're now hiring a Internal Medicine Resident to help us keep growing. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, XYZ Inc. is a perfect place to get ahead. You'll be glad you applied to XYZ Inc.

Responsibilities for Internal Medicine Resident

  • Accompany a seasoned Internist on daily patient visits
  • Mentor Medical Students, as needed
  • Seek advice from the Internists in diagnosing patients and develop treatment plans
  • Order diagnostic tests for patients under the supervision of an Internist
  • Accurately chart patient behavior and treatment plans
  • Explain in layman's terms all in office procedures, drugs and diagnoses to patients and family members
  • Prescribe appropriate drugs to patients, as treatment plans dictate
  • Write referrals to specialists for patients, as treatment plans dictate

Qualifications for Internal Medicine Resident

  • In the Top 5% of graduating class in medical school
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Active DEA registration
  • Skilled in wound care
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent decision-making abilities in acute care cases
  • Above-average bedside manner in communicating with patients and family members
  • Willingness to be on call for several days in a row and work varied schedules with minimal notice
  • Superior analytical skills in determining best treatment plans given minimal planning time

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