Pediatric Specialties — Hospitalists
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Definitions

Attending physician- The attending physician is the doctor who has main responsibility for a patient at a particular time (like hospitalization) or with regard to a particular therapy or treatment.

Intern - Internship involves a year of training in a hospital following graduation from medical school, and is a precursor to residency.

Medical resident - A physician who has finished medical school and internship goes on to receive training in a specialized area. Board certification in all medical and surgical specialties requires successful completion of a residency program.

Newborn Circumcision - This surgery removes the foreskin or loose tissue covering the penis. It may be performed for religious, cultural or health reasons.

Rounding - Rounding is the act of visiting patients in a hospital setting. In medical education, rounding provides an opportunity to sharpen clinical reasoning through the discussion of the patient's case with an experienced physician/faculty member.