Medical Definition of House officer

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

House officer: A resident physician and surgeon of a hospital (the "house") who is receiving further training, usually in a medical or surgical specialty, while caring for patients under the direction of an attending physician.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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