Skills Medical Doctor in Canada

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a medical doctor in Canada. These skills are applicable to all General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112).

Expertise

People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Examine patients and take their histories, order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Consult with other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health
  • Prescribe and administer medications and treatments
  • Perform and assist in routine surgery
  • Inoculate and vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Deliver babies and provide pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Advise patients on health care
  • Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases to government authorities
  • Communicate health promotion, disease, illnes and accident prevention to patients
  • Perform patient advocacy role
  • Co-ordinate or manage primary patient care
  • Supervise home care services
  • Provide emergency care
  • Provide acute care management
  • Provide counselling and support to patients and their families on a wide range of health and lifestyle issues

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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