career medical officer


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career medical officer

An Australian term for a registered medical practitioner employed by a hospital or health service, who doesn’t practise at specialist or consultant level.
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The level of the physicians making the error was consultant surgeon (4 cases), resident in training (15 cases), career medical officer (2 cases), referring doctor (6 cases).
The employment of trainees at private hospitals could lead to an overall improvement of medical cover on the wards, helping to fill the gap between the resident or career medical officers on duty in the wards, and the specialists on-call but offsite.

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