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As a doctor, your daily task is to ensure the well-being and health recovery your patients. It's a calling, many say. The doctor primarily starts with diagnosing the patient, listening to the patient's description of symptoms of injury or illness, followed by careful examining of the patient. Once a diagnosis has been made, it is the doctor's responsibility to prescribe treatment, including medication and rehabilitation care and therapy. In cases where the patient's illness or injury may need treatment beyond a general practitioner, the doctor will be responsible for recommending specialist examinations. A doctor's work environment can vary from a general practice where the doctor is likely to deal with family members or a hospital, where more specific cases, including emergency cases, may need attention. There is little doubt that doctors have special skills (and memories!). Not only is the doctor responsible for retaining and excellent knowledge of medical cases and illnesses, but also need to be able to apply this knowledge, while remaining conscious of the each patient's medical history.

Responsibilities & Skills

The doctor's first port of call is the well-being of his or her patient. A great deal of responsibility rests on the shoulders of a doctor, therefore a high level of medical and pharmaceutical knowledge is a primary requirement Apart from dealing with illness on a daily basis, a doctor's responsibility also includes routine physicals for healthy patients or patients prevent illness. Skills needed as a doctor includes excellent analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and good communication skills.
- Excellent people, caring and communication skills
- Ability to work under great pressure and with large volumes of medical information.
- Ability to handle trauma or emergency situations.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery undergraduate (5-6 years)
  • Four-year graduate entry Medical Degree
  • Australian Medical Board Registration

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