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an authorized practitioner of medicine, as one graduated from a college of medicine or osteopathy and licensed by the appropriate board; see also doctor.
attending physician one who attends a hospital at stated times to visit the patients and give directions as to their treatment.
emergency physician a specialist in emergency medicine.
family physician a medical specialist who plans and provides the comprehensive primary health care of all members of a family, regardless of age or sex, on a continuous basis. See also family practice.
resident physician a graduate and licensed physician learning a specialty through in-hospital training.
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A house officer attached to a hospital for clinical training; formerly, one who actually resided in the hospital.
Synonym(s): resident physician
[L. resideo, to reside]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

resident physician

A physician who works full or part time in a hospital to continue training after internship; commonly called a resident.
See also: physician
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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