2211-Generalist Medical Practitioners

Job Title: 

Generalist Medical Practitioners

Job Description: 

Generalist medical practitioners diagnose, treat and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through application of the principles and procedures of modern medicine. They do not limit their practice to certain disease categories or methods of treatment, and may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to, and the maintenance of general health of, individuals, families and communities. Medical graduates undergoing housemanship are also classified here


Tasks include:

  • conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures and analysing findings to determine the nature of disorders or illnesses
  • providing continuing medical care for patients including prescribing, administering, counselling on and monitoring curative treatments and preventive measures
  • performing minor surgery and other clinical procedures
  • advising individuals, families and communities on health, nutrition and lifestyle which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • providing referrals to patients and families for specialised care in hospitals, rehabilitation centres or other types of healthcare centres
  • identifying, managing and providing referrals for complications before, during and after childbirth
  • recording patients' medical information and history and exchanging information with specialist practitioners and other health workers as required for continuing medical care
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional requirements
  • planning and participating in programmes designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of common diseases
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

General practitioner
Medical doctor (general)
Physician (general)

This unit group excludes

Specialist medical practitioner (2212, 2213, 2214, 2215)
Surgeon (2213)
Psychiatrist (2212)

Specific Occupations: 

General practitioner/physician

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore