categorical resident


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categorical resident

A trainee who enters a specialized academic health care program with the intent of completing his or her course of study in that field of study; as opposed to a resident who pursues elective instruction in the field before specializing in another.
See also: resident
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Sixty-four percent of categorical residents said that they would sub-specialize, with the largest number (14%) pursuing cardiology, followed by pulmonary/critical care medicine, hematology/oncology, and gastroenterology
Some 10% of categorical residents said they would become hospitalists, as did 3% of primary care residents.
Our residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, has 36 categorical residents and 2 preliminary residents.