attending

adjective
at·​tend·​ing | \ ə-ˈten-diŋ How to pronounce attending (audio) \

Definition of attending

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: serving as a physician or surgeon on the staff of a hospital or similar health-care facility and having primary responsibility over the treatment of a patient and often supervising treatment given by interns, residents, and fellows an attending physician attending staff

attending

noun

Definition of attending (Entry 2 of 2)

: an attending physician or surgeon In the hospital, he had been cared for by a full team of cardiologists, ranging from fellows in specialty training to attendings who had practiced for decades.— Atul Gawande

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of attending in a Sentence

Adjective a surprise arrest of the operator of an illegal gambling joint and all attending employees dislikes flying and all of its attending inconveniences
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Sadly, Devon begins to bleed out when Schmidt chooses not to wait on an attending, as the method teaches, and begins dissection by himself. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 17 Dec. 2021 My assessment skills at Memorial Hermann Hospital began improving when I was allowed to follow Dr. Richard Smalling, the attending, during his rounds with resident physicians. Alice Adams, Houston Chronicle, 4 May 2020 Things can’t run without our labor, but the hospital also views us as cheap—cheaper than attendings. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 24 Mar. 2020 Their appearance in the States will negate their attending of South Korean broadcaster MBC’s annual year-end Gayo Daejejun. Tamar Herman, Billboard, 18 Dec. 2019 Scholarships available: The Kiwanis Club of Avon Lake offers scholarships for any Avon Lake senior in high school (regardless of school attending). cleveland, 31 Jan. 2020 For example, over 95 percent of attendings observed in cardiothoracic surgery were men. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, 2 July 2018 But also on the secondary part, Kim Jong-un recognizes the symbolism of his attending of the summit is as complicated as some of the concessions that he might be expected to make. Fox News, 25 May 2018 And after the surgery, the attending can walk the resident through a recording of the procedure, a sort of play-by-play for the operating room. Matt Simon, WIRED, 15 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of attending

Adjective

1904, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Attending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attending. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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attending

adjective
at·​tend·​ing | \ ə-ˈtend-iŋ How to pronounce attending (audio) \

Medical Definition of attending

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: serving as a physician or surgeon on the staff of a hospital or similar health-care facility and having primary responsibility over the treatment of a patient and often supervising treatment given by interns, residents, and fellows The attending staff is also expected to teach and mentor the residents during their training.— Geogy Thomas, The Los Angeles Times If such a patient lacks a reasonably available surrogate, an attending physician may issue a do-not-resuscitate order with judicial approval or with the written concurrence of another physician …— Lawrence O. Gostin, The Journal of the American Medical Association

attending

noun

Medical Definition of attending (Entry 2 of 2)

: an attending physician or surgeon Being the attending on a teaching service nowadays requires visiting once or twice daily, being present for procedures, and documenting everything.— Abraham Verghese, The New England Journal of Medicine In the hospital, he had been cared for by a full team of cardiologists, ranging from fellows in specialty training to attendings who had practiced for decades.— Atul Gawande, The New Yorker

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