Resident physicians are fully licensed physicians, working under the supervision of the attending physician. Senior residents are completing advanced specialty training. They are highly skilled in hospital medicine and provide direct supervision for less experienced junior residents who are beginning specialized training. Resident physicians work closely with your attending physician in planning and providing your care.
Medical students may assist in your care under the direct supervision of the physician staff. They may also be involved in obtaining laboratory and X-ray results for their supervising physician and may convey information from you to your physician.