Medical Officers provide primary health care services for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, whether at a Canadian Forces Health Services Clinic or overseas in support of peace support, combat or humanitarian missions.
The primary responsibilities of a Medical Officer are to :
Medical Officers may serve anywhere that CAF members are based. They work in fully equipped medical clinics, whether at a base or garrison, or in a temporary clinic while supporting operations.
Their first four years following training is usually spent working in one location, within Canada. Office space and support services are provided by the CAF.