Meaning of house officer in English:

house officer



  • 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.’
    • ‘Wu et al surveyed medical house officers in three training programmes in internal medicine about their most serious mistake.’
    • ‘Most house officers and senior house officers have limited practical knowledge of the specialties, whereas nurses often have many years of experience.’
    • ‘Qualified medical students move on to the senior house officer grade after spending a year as preregistration house officers after medical school.’
    • ‘The geriatric medical team I joined comprised a consultant, registrar, house officer, and staff nurse.’
    • ‘He worked as a senior house officer and registrar in gynaecology and obstetrics until 1980, when he changed career to general practice.’
    • ‘The Royal College of Physicians surveyed senior house officers about their career aspirations and found that the largest group wished to continue training in general internal medicine.’
    • ‘This is a fictional account reconstructed from a conversation we held on a ward round with a senior house officer and consultant during my obstetrics and gynaecology clinical rotations.’
    • ‘After house officer and senior house officer posts Brigid entered general practice as a trainee in 1989.’
    • ‘Preregistration house officers received no training in preoperative assessment except that received during medical school education.’
    • ‘After house officer posts he entered general practice as a locum and then took up a definitive post in the Markets area of Belfast.’
    • ‘With house officers and senior house officers working shifts as short as four hours, I believe that the ‘team’ nature of on-call surgery is being lost for ever.’
    • ‘The patients were then admitted directly to the coronary care unit, where they were assessed by the on-call medical registrar or senior house officer.’
    • ‘I had just started as a new medical house officer in an eminent teaching hospital on the south coast of England, having recently completed my surgical job.’
    • ‘In general, senior house officers were left in charge of caring for severely ill patients, especially in the evening and at night.’
    • ‘I was appointed as a senior house officer in general surgery at a remote district general hospital.’
    • ‘Each physician team consisted of a board-certified critical care physician, a critical care fellow, and medical and surgical house officers.’
    • ‘Pete began anaesthesia as a senior house officer in Oldham.’