Eric wasn’t eager to get involved in the medical field when he headed out for college, even though he had been familiar with medicine since he was young. It took until Eric was nearing the end of his studies in college that he decided to switch over to medicine, a decision he is grateful to have made still to this day.
Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is passionate about his job, and he chose emergency medicine in particular because it offers the widest variety of challenges and possibilities for him as a physician. The emergency room can be a challenging place to work for most people, but Eric enjoys the regular change of pace on a daily and weekly basis, treating each day like a new page in a book.
Most people expect the medical industry to be highly profitable, and in most circumstances it is. However, Eric found it to be expensive when he just started out, and he had no free time whatsoever to commit to any other projects, personal or otherwise. At this point, Eric learned commitment is at the very core of working in the medical industry, especially as medicine advances, more people need care, and the pro-active learning never stops.
Passion and the desire to learn has been critical to Dr. Eric Forsthoefel’s success over the past 7 years as an emergency care physician. Eric finds honor in being a doctor that can help people on a daily basis, and that fulfillment keeps him going every day. Since first entering the medical field, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel can remember how hectic things have been, especially right after coming out of the medical program and finding his first customer, which was a challenge as well as a thrill.
The one thing that school and prior personal studies did not prepare Eric for in the medical field is the business side of things, which shows up quite often as a medical physician. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel suggests new and graduating medical students to spend more time studying business related medicine, which would have come in handy at the beginning of his own career.