Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

Specialist Physicians (General Medicine) investigate and diagnose internal human disorders and diseases, and administer treatment.

Overview

Specialist Physicians (General Medicine) investigate and diagnose internal human disorders and diseases, and administer treatment.

Day-to-day

  • examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • records medical information and data
  • reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

  • Medical practitioners who want to become a Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 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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