Medical Doctor

What is a Medical Doctor?

A medical doctor is ahealth care professional responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating a variety of medical services.


  • Hospital doctor
  • General Practitioner (GP)
  • Surgeon
  • Consultant

What skills do you need to work as a medical doctor?

  • Strong scientific ability
  • Ability to learn and retain large amounts of information
  • Commitment to providing high quality care
  • Good interpersonal  and communication skills
  • Comfortable using technology

Where do medical doctors work?

Medical doctors usually work in hospitals or in general health practices. Doctors specialize in areas such as: General Practice, Anesthetics, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, and Orthopedics.

Typical work activities

  • Diagnosing, investigating and treating patients
  • Monitoring patients
  • Carrying out medical procedures
  • Providing advice and guidance to the general public
  • Issuing referrals to other health care professionals
  • Updating and monitoring patient records

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