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appointment

 [ah-point´ment]
1. a meeting at a specific time and place, planned in advance.
2. designation of someone for an official position.
joint appointment a formal agreement between a hospital or agency and an academic institution whereby a health care provider may hold a position divided between the hospital or agency and the academic faculty.

appointment

Hospital practice The admission of a physician to a hospital’s staff, which is based on his or her credentials, work history, malpractice claims (i.e., “clean” history), reputation.
MedspeakUK The selection of a candidate for a post (e.g., for a substantive post as a consultant, or specialist,) in the UK, usually at the recommendation of a formal appointment committee.
MedspeakUS A scheduled time-slot during which a person is examined by a physician during his/her normal office hours.

appointment

Hospital practice The admission of a physician to a hospital's staff, based on his/her credentials, work Hx, malpractice claims Hx, and reputation Medical practice A scheduled timeslot in which a person is examined by a physician during his/her normal office hrs

appointment,

n a mutually agreed-on time reserved for the patient to receive treatment.
appointment book,
n a ledger or table of workdays divided into segments of time to enable the dental staff to reserve specified lengths of time for patient treatment. Now appointments are usually on the computer, but the computer program is still referred to using this term.
appointment card,
n a small card given to the patient as a reminder of the time reserved for the appointment. Even if sent via e-mail, it is still referred to as this.
References in classic literature ?
In the prince's household," said De Wardes, looking up with an air of consideration, "let me see -- the appointment of the master of the horse is vacant, I believe.
an appointment more valuable than a peerage; for it gives precedence over all the marechals of France.
I have no ill-will towards him, but I think we owe something to the public, not to speak of anything higher, in these appointments.
Germaine, how my wife's far-away cousin kept an appointment with a ghost, and what came of it.
The passenger's appointment proved to be the salvation of a whole ship's company.
When the appointment of a new minister was gazetted in the "Moniteur," and the greater or lesser officials, clustering round the stoves or before the fireplaces and shaking in their shoes, asked themselves: "What will he do?
Formerly book-keeper at the Treasury, when that establishment kept its books by double entry, the Sieur Saillard was compensated for the loss of that position by his appointment as cashier of a ministry.
Arrived at his house, his secretary reminded him that he had an appointment in ten minutes' time.
It was only on Friday morning that the news arrived of the death of the Governor of Coventry Island, and my Lord instantly secured the appointment for my dear husband.
Government has secured a most valuable servant, and you, if you accept office, as I presume you will, an excellent appointment.
Folding the letter and smoothing it with a massive ivory knife, and putting it in an envelope with the money, he rang the bell with the gratification it always afforded him to use the well arranged appointments of his writing-table.
Pontellier was very fond of walking about his house examining its various appointments and details, to see that nothing was amiss.