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This unit 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. Specialists in clinical medicine usually work in private practice or in a hospital while those in laboratory medicine and in surgery usually work in hospitals. Residents in training to become specialist physicians are included in this unit group.
anatomical pathologist, anesthetist, cardiac surgeon, cardiologist, clinical immunologist-allergist, dermatologist, diagnostic radiologist, emergency physician, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, general pathologist, general surgeon, geriatrician, hematologist, hematopathologist, medical microbiologist, nephrologist, neurologist, neuropathologist, neurosurgeon, obstetrician-gynecologist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedist, otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, pediatric surgeon, pediatrician, physiatrist, plastic surgeon, pneumologist, psychiatrist, radiation oncologist, respirologist, rheumatologist, thoracic surgeon, urologist, vascular surgeon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
Outlook & Prospects for Specialist Physicians in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2011-02-23|
Currently the chances of qualified Specialist Physicians finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. There is generally a national shortage of specialist physicians in Canada.
Budget restraints usually keep the number of openings relatively small, however extensive recruiting is usually necessary to fill the positions. Increased health needs from an aging population contributes to opportunities for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- The BC health ministry has announced an additional $60M in funding over the next two years in the Fraser Health region. The money is expected to help improve the quality and safety of patient care.
- Calgary-based Xortx Pharma Corp, a biotech company focused on hypertension and diabetes, is relocating to Vancouver. The company is hoping to fund clinical trials by raising $6-9M through a reverse takeover.
- The Lillooet Friendship Centre has issued 17 layoff notices until further funding is approved. Friendship Centres across BC employ more than 1,000 workers with 25 agencies.
- The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre has received $1.5M in funding from Taseko Mines Ltd. Construction on the $84.5M centre is expected to begin in October and will be completed by May 2017.
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