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PROF, PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY: A week in the life of a Cardiologist

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Osama works as a pediatric cardiologist in Cairo University Children's Hospital. He deals with any abnormalities of the heart in children.

Degree: Medical Science
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Employer: University of Cairo's Children's Hospital

Job Summary: Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Job Description

Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

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Medical scientists who administer drug or gene therapy to human patients, or who otherwise interact medically with patients—drawing blood, excising tissue, or performing other invasive procedures—must be licensed physicians. To be licensed, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination, and complete 1 to 7 years of graduate medical education.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$40,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
25 to 35 percent
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Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Problem solving skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Technical skills

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<span m='13930'>7:00</span> <span m='14240'>AM</span> <span m='14520'>to</span> <span m='14650'>5:00</span> <span m='14940'>PM</span> <span m='15520'>in</span> <span m='15690'>the</span> <span m='15760'>hospital.</span> <span m='17560'>Two</span> <span m='17680'>days</span> <span m='17950'>in</span> <span m='18030'>the</span> <span m='18110'>week,</span> <span m='18280'>I</span> <span m='18550'>spend</span> <span m='18800'>my</span> <span m='18950'>time</span> <span m='19170'>in</span> <span m='19250'>the</span> <span m='19340'>cath</span> <span m='19790'>lab,</span> <span m='20476'>and</span> <span m='20820'>two days</span> <span m='21280'>in the</span> <span m='21535'>echo</span> <span m='21790'>lab,</span> <span m='22020'>in the</span> <span m='22390'>echocardiography,</span> <span m='22910'>to do</span> <span m='23190'>an</span> <span m='23470'>echocardiographic</span> <span m='24040'>examination</span> <span m='24855'>of</span> <span m='25220'>children</span> <span m='25390'>with a</span> <span m='25680'>heart</span> <span m='25890'>disease,</span> <span m='27060'>and</span> <span m='27260'>one</span> <span m='27460'>day</span> <span m='27650'>in the</span> <span m='27760'>outpatient</span> <span m='28310'>clinic.</span> </p><p><span m='30150'>Since</span> <span m='30300'>I</span> <span m='30360'>was</span> <span m='30630'>a</span> <span m='31700'>child,</span> <span m='32570'>my</span> <span m='32740'>hope</span> <span m='32980'>was</span> <span m='33200'>to</span> <span m='33530'>be</span> <span m='33800'>a</span> <span m='33980'>doctor.</span> <span m='34750'>And</span> <span m='34900'>then,</span> <span m='35560'>finally,</span> <span m='37781'>I'm</span> <span m='38250'>a</span> <span m='38400'>doctor</span> <span m='38680'>now.</span> <span m='39375'>Yeah,</span> <span m='39860'>usually</span> <span m='40570'>in</span> <span m='41400'>the</span> <span m='41590'>secondary</span> <span m='42090'>school,</span> <span m='42340'>we</span> <span m='42380'>studied</span> <span m='42650'>the</span> <span m='42760'>biology</span> <span m='43070'>in</span> <span m='43570'>winter.</span> <span m='44690'>It's</span> <span m='45900'>like</span> <span m='46250'>a</span> <span m='46320'>prerequisite.</span> <span m='47090'>In</span> <span m='47220'>order</span> <span m='47550'>to</span> <span m='47710'>study</span> <span m='48020'>medicine,</span> <span m='48460'>you have</span> <span m='48670'>to</span> <span m='49130'>have</span> <span m='49370'>a</span> <span m='49430'>good</span> <span m='49710'>mark in</span> <span m='50150'>biology.</span> </p><p><span m='51470'>From</span> <span m='51750'>the</span> <span m='51850'>secondary</span> <span m='52150'>school,</span> <span m='53140'>I</span> <span m='53500'>went</span> <span m='53740'>to</span> <span m='53820'>the</span> <span m='54640'>Faculty</span> <span m='54790'>of</span> <span m='55220'>Medicine.</span> <span m='56160'>And</span> <span m='56310'>I</span> <span m='56370'>studied</span> <span m='56860'>medicine</span> <span m='57350'>for</span> <span m='57570'>seven</span> <span m='57820'>years</span> <span m='58300'>as</span> <span m='58620'>Faculty of</span> <span m='58860'>Medicine,</span> <span m='59380'>Cairo</span> <span m='59650'>University.</span> </p><p><span m='60400'>What</span> <span m='60880'>I</span> <span m='61050'>wish</span> <span m='61320'>I</span> <span m='61710'>did</span> <span m='61940'>when</span> <span m='62160'>I</span> <span m='62220'>was</span> <span m='62470'>younger--</span> <span m='63460'>to</span> <span m='63580'>do</span> <span m='64200'>a</span> <span m='64400'>regular</span> <span m='64750'>sport,</span> <span m='65780'>because</span> <span m='66060'>this</span> <span m='66420'>is</span> <span m='66560'>very</span> <span m='66780'>important</span> <span m='67310'>for</span> <span m='67450'>the</span> <span m='67580'>health,</span> <span m='67970'>and</span> <span m='68130'>for</span> <span 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