A qualified doctor practising under supervision in hospital in the first year after graduation. Also called houseman or intern.
- Schon et al recently surveyed medical students, senior house officers, and general practitioners about such matters, and the results merit serious attention.
- Surveys of general practitioners, junior house officers, and hospital consultants have identified high levels of emotional problems, including ‘burnout.’
- Physician assistants are employed more often as house officers within the hospital setting than are nurse practitioners; surgery and its subspecialties are the most popular in-house specialties.
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