Who Is A Panel Physician?

April 16, 2022

A Panel Physician evaluates the health of non-citizens applying for entry into Canada. Medically trained and licensed, a panel physician handles the task of conducting an immigration medical exam to ensure immigrants into Calgary, or any Canadian city, do not pose a health threat to both the citizens and residents. There are technical instructions which every panel physician IRCC approves refer to as a uniform guide for assessing individuals who wish to enter the country as immigrants or refugees. This includes following specific identification procedures to ascertain that the individual who appears for a CIC medical exam is the right person.

A CIC panel physician then sends the report of all the required tests to eMedical for review. It is common for an IRCC panel physician to evaluate two migrants in different ways, since an express entry medical exam may vary from country to country. Also, the fact that the visa requirements for a student, visitor and workers are likely to be different means that CIC panel physicians may have a different set of guidelines to follow when evaluating each individual.

During an appointment with an IRCC medical exam panel, migrants will answer questions pertaining to their medical history and run general health tests according to the existing panel physician Canada requirements. Special tests will be run, as well, in accordance with current immigration laws.

In the course of their duty, CIC panel physicians have an obligation to report cases of infectious disease to both the migrant and the government. When necessary, a migrant carrying an infection may get a referral to a specialist. All these help to keep Canada safe and healthy.

A CIC panel physician has a duty to keep the local community safe while interacting with the global community to ensure that only immigrants who have a clean bill of health get a chance to enter Canada.

Please, visit our Panel Physicians page to learn more and book for your immigration medicals.


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