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Specialist Physician

Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included here.

Overview

Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included here.

Day-to-day

  • examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • recording medical information and data
  • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$4,976 / week
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Moderate

To become a Specialist Physician

  • Medical practitioners who want to specialise can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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