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Nuclear Medicine Physicians

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Two or more years of experience working in a medical practice, after completing clinical training in medical college as well as a residency, is generally required for nuclear medicine physicians. Nuclear medicine physicians that work directly with patients must be sensitive to their needs. Interpersonal skills are important, even in isolated research laboratories, since physicians must work and communicate with other scientists. Good vision is also required for examining and interpreting diagnostic images. Nuclear medicine physicians who open their own practice must have business skills and the ability to properly supervise other physicians. Ongoing education is required in this profession; nuclear medicine physicians must keep up with technological advances and developments in nuclear medicine, research, and science. Detail-oriented, analytical thinkers who are dependable, have integrity, and are concerned about helping others do best in this field.

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