Emergency room physicians are on the front lines in a crisis, caring for everyone from trauma victims to sick kids. An ability to think quickly and care for a wide variety of patients makes them valuable assets at every hospital. It also brings some perks. When sudden illness or acute injury strikes, patients turn to hospital emergency rooms for immediate medical assistance. An ER doctor, or emergency medicine specialist, is a physician who diagnoses and treats illnesses and injuries in a hospital emergency room or other urgent care setting. Emergency medicine is a financially rewarding career, and it also comes with the reward of saving lives. ER doctors require intensive training to know how to shoulder their intensive responsibilities. Emergency room physicians begin getting an M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited traditional or osteopathic medical school(How to Become an ER Doctor). After that, they complete a 36-month residency program in emergency medicine to become eligible for certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine(How to Become an ER Doctor). The ABEM grants certification to candidates who pass its oral and written exams within five years of completing their residency training(How to Become an ER Doctor). This certification lasts 10 years, and physicians must complete continuing education requirements to renew it(How to Become an ER Doctor). Colorado University of Denver provides a unique setting because it’s in a populated city but the Rocky Mountains(Colorado University of Denver). You can walk to many attractions such as, parks, museums, theaters and performing arts centers, and an assortment of restaurants, coffeehouses, and shops(Colorado University of Denver). At the same time, they are less t... ... middle of paper ... ...rk ethic, like showing up for work on time, working hard even when tired. If you get a job you usually have a lot of flexibility on time compared to other jobs. ER doctors require intensive training to know how to shoulder their intensive responsibilities. You have to go to school longer than any other job but you make a killing. If you make it you have a great life a head of you. Works Cited D.R. Walter, Brian. Personal interview. 28 February 2014 “Colorado University of Denver” 3 Jan. 2014. Web 3 Jan. 2014. Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces. new york: ferguson 2003. print. “Emergency physician.” 2 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 Jan. 2014. “How to Become an ER Doctor: Career and Education Roadmap.” ER Doctor Requirements. 2 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 Jan. 2014. “Medical School.” 2 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 Jan. 2014. “Stanford University” 3 Jan. 2014. Web 3 Jan. 2014.