Resident Medical Officer

Resident Medical Officers diagnose, treat and prevent human physical and mental disorders and injuries under the supervision of medical specialists or senior general practitioners.

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    Overview

    Resident Medical Officers diagnose, treat and prevent human physical and mental disorders and injuries under the supervision of medical specialists or senior general practitioners.

    Day-to-day

    • conducts examinations and questions patients to determine the nature of disorders and illnesses, and records patients' medical information
    • orders laboratory tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures, and interprets findings to assist in diagnosis
    • provides overall care for patients, and prescribes and administers treatments, medications and other remedial measures
    • monitors patients' progress and response to treatment
    • advises on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention and treatment of disease and disorders
    • refers patients to, and exchanges medical information with, specialist medical practitioners
    • reports births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
    • arranges the admission of patients to hospitals.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Resident Medical Officer

    • A bachelor degree in medicine followed by a one year internship is needed before you can work as a Resident Medical Officer.

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    • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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