emergency medicine

noun

Definition of emergency medicine

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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American climbing buddies Matt Farson, an emergency medicine doctor, and anthropologist Thomas Bowen have voyaged to this peak three times, in part to get a look at this site. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "This mountaineering mouse is the world's highest-dwelling mammal," 22 July 2019 Relief work is the immediate disaster response — search and rescue, supply drops, emergency medicine. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Why disaster relief is so hard," 25 Mar. 2019 The summer program gives high school students 10 days with the staff of Stanford’s department of emergency medicine. Los Angeles Times, "Stanford investigating after noose hanging from tree is found on campus," 18 July 2019 Summa later lost its accreditation for its emergency medicine residency program. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Summa Health to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beaumont Health," 9 July 2019 The top quartile of opioid prescribers in the practice of emergency medicine had a prescribing rate nearly three times higher than the average of their peers. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "Minnesota health care providers to receive reports on their opioid prescribing practices," 28 June 2019 Relief work is the immediate disaster response — search and rescue, supply drops, emergency medicine. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Why disaster relief is so hard," 25 Mar. 2019 After passing their licensing exams, D.O.s choose a specialty to pursue—anything from neurosurgery or emergency medicine to anesthesiology or psychiatry—then begin their graduate medical education (GME). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and Should You See One?," 6 Feb. 2019 Relief work is the immediate disaster response — search and rescue, supply drops, emergency medicine. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Why disaster relief is so hard," 23 Nov. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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emergency medicine

noun

Medical Definition of emergency medicine

: a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients who need immediate medical attention

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