Specialist Physicians

(NOC 3111)
+16.09%
 

Career Description

This group includes specialist physicians in clinical medicine, in laboratory medicine and in surgery.

Specialists in clinical medicine diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians.

Specialists in laboratory medicine study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans.

Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures.

Duties May Include

Specialists in clinical medicine perform some or all of the following duties:

Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders;
Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures;
Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery;
Act as consultants to other physicians;
May conduct medical research.

Specialists in laboratory medicine perform some or all of the following duties:

Study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases;
Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens;
Supervise laboratory activities;
Act as consultants to other physicians.

Specialists in surgery perform some or all of the following duties:

Assess patients' diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures;
Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries;
Act as consultants to other physicians.

Examples of Titles

Anaesthetist (Clinical Medicine)
Anatomical Pathologist (Laboratory Medicine)
Cardiologist (Clinical Medicine)
Cardiovascular or Thoracic Surgeon (Surgery)
Haematological Pathologist (Laboratory Medicine)
Neuropathologist (Laboratory Medicine)
Obstetrician (Surgery)
Paediatrician (Clinical Medicine)
Plastic Surgeon (Surgery)
Urologist (Surgery)

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Medicine Doctorate
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Modified on July 10, 2012