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English translation: resident

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German term or phrase:Assistenzarzt
English translation:resident
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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09:45 Jul 26, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care
German term or phrase: Assistenzarzt
Is it "resident physician" or "junior physician" or "clinical assistant" or ...?

TIA
Birgit Wahl
Germany
Local time: 06:16
resident
Explanation:
Per Reuter & Reuter, an Assistenzarzt is a resident (physician).

The term "resident" is also supported by the following site (which might be quite helpful - check it out!)
senior resident - Assistenzarzt im dritten Weiterbildungsjahr
second year resident (junior resident) -Assistenzarzt im zweiten Weiterbildungsjahr
first year resident - Arzt im ersten Weiterbildungsjahr, mit dem AiP vergleichbar
homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Andreas.Roth/us2.html

Some further references:
Phillip Rehbein, bmh, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: 1996-1997 Internship (AiP) and Resident Physician (Assistenzarzt)
at St. Georg Hospital, Department of Surgery Department of Surgery ...
134.28.202.17/bim/Staff/pr.htm

[PDF] www.unibas.ch/reformmed/publications/AKK_basel/docs/AKK_int...
... role of physician- in-training (resident physician) in either a clinical or a ... für
das eigentliche Studienziel (Assistenzarzt) am besten geeignet 90

And here is a brief outline of the tasks that an Assistenzarzt must carry out:
Assistenzarzt/-ärztin
Aufgabenbereich: · Patientenversorgung · Mitarbeit in der Lehre und klinischen Forschung
Voraussetzung: · Approbation · Promotion · Interesse an Lehre und klinischer Forschung
www.dgi.mwn.de/stellen/aa01.htm

As you can see, this goes well beyond the tasks and training of a physician assistant (for more on physician asssistants, cf. www.ashs.edu/discpl_pa.htm).

HTH
Selected response from:

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:16
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Summary of answers provided
naresidentUlrike Lieder
najunior doctor (UK English)Mike McDonald
namedical assistantHarald Rebling
naresident physician/intern
Johanna Timm, PhD
na -1Physician assistant
Melanie Sellers


  

Answers


7 mins
junior doctor (UK English)


Explanation:
A reerence to doctor who has just graduated and is employed under supervision in a hospital. I believe *they* like to refer to themselves as 'house officers'.


    Oxford-Duden on CD ROM
Mike McDonald
Local time: 05:16
Native speaker of: English
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15 mins
medical assistant


Explanation:
resident house physician or surgeon, US intern

Harald Rebling
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Physician assistant


Explanation:
That is what it is called in the US!

Melanie Sellers
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ulrike Lieder: Assistenzarzt is a licensed physician; a physician assistant works under the supervision of a physician
1 hr
  -> And an Assistenzarzt works under the supervision of the Chefarzt. Lets not play aroud with words it is the correct word!
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3 hrs
resident


Explanation:
Per Reuter & Reuter, an Assistenzarzt is a resident (physician).

The term "resident" is also supported by the following site (which might be quite helpful - check it out!)
senior resident - Assistenzarzt im dritten Weiterbildungsjahr
second year resident (junior resident) -Assistenzarzt im zweiten Weiterbildungsjahr
first year resident - Arzt im ersten Weiterbildungsjahr, mit dem AiP vergleichbar
homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Andreas.Roth/us2.html

Some further references:
Phillip Rehbein, bmh, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg - [ Neu! Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: 1996-1997 Internship (AiP) and Resident Physician (Assistenzarzt)
at St. Georg Hospital, Department of Surgery Department of Surgery ...
134.28.202.17/bim/Staff/pr.htm

[PDF] www.unibas.ch/reformmed/publications/AKK_basel/docs/AKK_int...
... role of physician- in-training (resident physician) in either a clinical or a ... für
das eigentliche Studienziel (Assistenzarzt) am besten geeignet 90

And here is a brief outline of the tasks that an Assistenzarzt must carry out:
Assistenzarzt/-ärztin
Aufgabenbereich: · Patientenversorgung · Mitarbeit in der Lehre und klinischen Forschung
Voraussetzung: · Approbation · Promotion · Interesse an Lehre und klinischer Forschung
www.dgi.mwn.de/stellen/aa01.htm

As you can see, this goes well beyond the tasks and training of a physician assistant (for more on physician asssistants, cf. www.ashs.edu/discpl_pa.htm).

HTH



    Reuter & Reuter, Medical Dictionary
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:16
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 24
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4 hrs
resident physician/intern


Explanation:
according to Nöhring, FWB Medizin:
Assistenzarzt im ersten Jahr der Facharztausbildung: intern(physician) (Am/Can usage)
Assistenzarzt ab dem zweiten Jahr der Facharztausbildung: resident( physician (Am/Can usage).
HTH


Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 21:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 160
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