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Should I see a “resident” doctor?

Ask the doctor Q. In the hospital recently, a “resident” cared for me. Should I ask for a more experienced doctor? A. Residents are doctors in training. They have graduated from medical school, been awarded an M.D. degree, and now are training to be a particular type of doctor — such as a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, or a type of surgeon. In their first year of such training, residents…

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