Role Model Photo Kory Gill

Health Field: Physician

Number of years in the profession:
6 year

Years in College: 14 years

Professional Credentials:
Board Certification in Family Medicine with Sports Medicine CAQ

How did you know this career was what you wanted to do?
I was always interested in science/biology and had serveral interactions with physicians on mission trips that got me interested in becoming a Family Medicine Physician.

What other careers did you consider?
Biology teacher and Coach

What experiences in your life developed your interest in your career?
My interest in science and my exposure to working with physicians on missions trips.

What early preparations did you take (in high school and college) to reach your career goal?
I held several volunteer positions in health care offices and other service oriented areas.

What things did you find to be difficult as you prepared for your career?
Admissions process can be intimidating and everyone remembers Organic Chemistry.

How did you overcome these challenges?
persistence

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.
That's the beauty of Family Medicine is that there is no average work day.

How many hours do you work in an average week?
+60

What kind of health care setting do you work in?
Academic (Residency Program)

What do you see as strengths needed for your career?
leadership, compassion

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
patient feedback

What advice would you give to those who are interested in your career?
Do what you enjoy!

If you could start over, would you still make the same decision to pursue education?
Yes

Do you plan to pursue opportunities for advancement in your career field?
There's always continuing education

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