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Medical directors are physicians who are in charge of a department or facility. Their duties are wide-ranging and encompass making nearly all decisions regarding the facility. This includes the development and implementation of facility policies and ensuring the facility is in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
Medical director positions also encompass a degree of teaching. Medical directors are responsible for supervising, training, and assigning work to staff members. But not all of their work is done behind the scenes. Medical directors also frequently interact with patients, particularly those dealing with complicated illnesses. They may need to counsel the patient and family, explain treatment, or diffuse tension during emergencies.
To become a medical director, you must be a licensed physician. Usually, five or more years of clinical experience are recommended before moving to a management position. Medical director positions are highly coveted due to high salary, and the money is well earned. Medical director jobs are a huge responsibility, and successful medical directors are well-rounded individuals who can balance a variety of duties.
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