Physicians and Surgeons

(NOC 3111)

Career Description

Physicians evaluate their patients' health by examining patients; ordering laboratory tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic procedures; and consulting with other medical practitioners. They prescribe and administer medications / treatments, and inoculate / vaccinate patients. Physicians advise on health care including health promotion and disease, illness, and accident prevention. Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities / deficiencies and repair injuries.

Duties May Include

Physicians may also perform and assist in routine surgery, provide emergency care, provide acute care management, deliver babies and provide prenatal / postnatal care, report births, deaths, and contagious diseases to government authorities, and supervise home care services.

Examples of Titles

Cosmetic Surgeon
General Practitioner
Neurological Surgeon
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Plastic Surgeon
Surgical Pathologist
Thoracic Surgeon
Vascular Surgeon

Where They Work

Physicians work in private practice, or hospitals and clinics. Specialist physicians work in private practice or hospitals.

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Modified on April 07, 2022