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Medical education

Medical education (/ˈmɛdɪkəl ɛdʊˈkeɪʃən/) is the education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a physician (i.e., medical school and internship), or additional training thereafter (e.g., residency and fellowship).


The term "medical education" is derived from the Latin medicus meaning "doctor" or "physician" and the Old French educacion meaning "training, teaching".

Related terms

  • Medical school: An educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons.
  • Internship (medicine): A period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time once the student has graduated from medical school.
  • Residency (medicine): A stage of graduate medical training where a physician (or dentist, etc.) may choose to train in a specialized area of medicine.
  • Fellowship (medicine): A period of medical training, where a physician or a scientist would undertake on completion of their residency.
  • Continuing Medical Education: Educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of a physician.

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