cli·​ni·​cian | \ kli-ˈni-shən How to pronounce clinician (audio) \

Definition of clinician

1 : a person qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory
2 : a person who conducts a clinic

Examples of clinician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office filed the criminal charges against Khaled A. Awad Thursday while the 24-year old man was undergoing a competency evaluation by a court clinician at Brighton Municipal Court., 9 July 2021 In its report to the May 8 Town Meeting, the Town Meeting Advisory Committee said the budget also pays for a new assistant town manager position, a mental health clinician in the police department, and about $240,000 for field maintenance., 10 May 2021 Myron Cohen, an infectious disease clinician at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and colleagues at the COVID-19 Prevention Network have a proposal at NIAID to study the question in college students. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 16 Feb. 2021 The decisions had to be made by a small jury of doctors, not the bedside clinician. Eric Boodman, STAT, 9 June 2020 For clinicians, the focus will remain on identifying the syndrome as early as possible, and conducting trials on various treatments to see which are the most effective. Willem Marx, NBC News, 27 May 2020 Even for people who manage to connect with clinicians, subtleties are difficult to read over video calls, says Meghan Jarvis, a trauma therapist who has been seeing a spectrum of reactions to the pandemic, including depression. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, 22 May 2020 The website also has resources for clinicians on the ongoing research of blood plasma for Covid-19. Erin Brodwin, STAT, 7 May 2020 The administrative staff are in and out of the hospital each day, and also interact with clinicians. oregonlive, 28 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of clinician

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cli·​ni·​cian | \ klin-ˈish-ən How to pronounce clinician (audio) \

Medical Definition of clinician

: an individual qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research techniques or in theory


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