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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
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But members of Congress don't frantically clear appointment books or flee in terror when lobbyists from church agencies like Catholic Charities or the United States Catholic Conference stride into Washington's well-waxed (and well-heeled) corridors of power.
New items requested as in kind donations include: school supplies for adults; cosmetics; hair and skin care items; personal calendars; appointment books; scarves; gloves; and boots.
Before his death in 1986 he began to reconstruct these years, using old appointment books and such to jog his memory.