Skills Medical Specialist in British Columbia

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a medical specialist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Specialist physicians (NOC 3111).

Expertise

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

  • Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders
  • Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Study the nature, cause and development of diseases and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
  • Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens
  • Supervise laboratory activities
  • Assess patients' diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
  • Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries

Skills and knowledge

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

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