A physician is a specialist in the field of general medicine who
diagnoses and manages the complex medical problems of adolescent and
adult patients. Physicians may carry out various technical
procedures to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of illness, and
may develop an interest in a particular field of general medicine.
Advanced training is available in several subspecialty areas
including general general medicine itself.
General physicians have breadth and depth of knowledge and
experience, making them ideally suited to providing high quality
specialist services across a spectrum of health and illness that is
not limited by the boundaries of medical subspecialties. They deal
with colleagues in many disciplines including general practice,
surgery and psychiatry.
Physician training Programme. A presentation by
Dr Jonathan Christiansen, Chair of the NZ Adult Medicine Education Committee talks about
physician training, Dr Cheryl Johnson, Chair, Vocational Training
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