Definition of house officer in English:

house officer

Line breaks: house of¦fi|cer

noun

British
  • A recent medical graduate receiving supervised training in a hospital and acting as an assistant physician or surgeon. Also called houseman or (North American) intern.
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    • 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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