Specialist physicians jobs in Canada

Salary

183 870 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
High school diploma or equivalent : 46 440 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 66 740 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 186 440 $

Career's stability

Very stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor of science degree or In Quebec, completion of a college program and one year of pre-medicine university studies is usually required.
  • Graduation from an approved medical school and specific specialty training are required.
  • Completion of the certifying examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are required.
  • Four to five years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Two years of subspecialty training may also be required.
  • Four to five years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Five to six years of specialty residency training are required.
  • Two years of subspecialty training may also be required.

Job overview

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.

Main 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.
  • 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.

Illustrative example(s)

  • anesthetist
  • cardiologist
  • clinical immunologist-allergist
  • dermatologist
  • diagnostic radiologist
  • emergency physician
  • endocrinologist
  • gastroenterologist
  • geriatrician
  • hematologist
  • nephrologist
  • neurologist
  • oncologist
  • orthopedist
  • pediatrician
  • physiatrist
  • pneumologist
  • psychiatrist
  • radiation oncologist
  • respirologist
  • rheumatologist
  • anatomical pathologist
  • general pathologist
  • hematopathologist
  • medical biochemist - physician
  • medical microbiologist
  • neuropathologist
  • cardiac surgeon
  • general surgeon
  • neurosurgeon
  • obstetrician-gynecologist
  • ophthalmologist
  • orthopedic surgeon
  • otorhinolaryngologist
  • pediatric surgeon
  • plastic surgeon
  • thoracic surgeon
  • urologist
  • vascular surgeon

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