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What Is a Hospitalist? 

A hospitalist, as the name suggests, is a doctor who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital. Here's what you should know about hospitalist.

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What Is a Resident? 

A resident is both a student and a doctor who is learning on the job, working with other members of your healthcare team. Here's what you should know.


What Is a Micro-Hospital? 

Not having to wait, make doctor appointments months in advance, or sit in the waiting room for an hour or more to see a doctor is attractive to many patients.

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What Is an Intern? 

These doctor-students are first-year residents learning on-the-job training. They practice on real patients with real health problems under supervision.

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What Is a Fellow? 

In healthcare, a fellow is a medical doctor who is training in a sub-specialty, or area, of medicine, such as knee surgery. Here's what you should know.

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What Are Rounds? 

The term rounds, in general, means the process of members of your healthcare team paying you a visit or discussing your case during your stay in a hospital.