Role Model Photo Paul Rountree

Health Field: Physician

Number of years in the profession:
30 year

Years in College: 11 years

Professional Credentials:
M.D.

How did you know this career was what you wanted to do?
Introspection

What other careers did you consider?
Law, teaching, architecture

What experiences in your life developed your interest in your career?
Family members who were physicians

What early preparations did you take (in high school and college) to reach your career goal?
Worked with my father, a doctor

What things did you find to be difficult as you prepared for your career?
Finances; 1 of 5 kids in a single parent family

How did you overcome these challenges?
Loans from college

Was your family supportive of you through your college (or other training) years?
Yes

Did you have a job and work while you were going to college or other training? Yes


Present Career as a Physician


Describe an average work day for you.
7:30 arrive at work 7:30-8:00 Meeting to plan the day 8:00-11:00 See patients, administrative chores 11:00-12:00 Lunch, meetings 12:00-2:00 Administrative 2:00-3:00 Meetings 3:00-4:30 Office, patients 4:30 Leave for home

How many hours do you work in an average week?
40-50

What kind of health care setting do you work in?
corporation

What do you see as strengths needed for your career?
Knowledge Personality Health Diligence

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping people overcome health issues

What advice would you give to those who are interested in your career?
Occupational medicine is a great career

If you could start over, would you still make the same decision to pursue education?
Yes, but I would have made fewer changes in job location

Do you plan to pursue opportunities for advancement in your career field?
No...hope to retire soon

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