Surgeons ·  Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation. Excludes "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons" (29-1022).



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Licensing Information ·   Medical Physician & Surgeon

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri21,127
The Kansas City2,627

· Osteopathic Physicians

Licensing Description:
An applicant applying for a permanent license shall be a graduate of approved and accredited medical college and evidence showing so and proof of passage of approved licensing examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information.

Licensing Agency:
Division Of Professional Registration
Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
healingarts@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Licensing History:  

RegionNumber of active licenses in 2012
Missouri3,368
The Kansas City484


Occupational Tasks ·  Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
· Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions.
· Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
· Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
· Examine patient to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.
· Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms.
· Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents and other medical staff.
· Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
· Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
· Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
· Prepare case histories.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 97%
·  Active Listening 95%
·  Critical Thinking 93%
·  Active Learning 90%
·  Complex Problem Solving 87%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 86%
·  Science 84%
·  Time Management 82%
·  Learning Strategies 82%
·  Monitoring 81%