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Definition of Intern

Intern: In medicine, a doctor who has completed medical school and is engaged in a year of additional training at a hospital before residency. An intern may, for example, be in pediatrics or internal medicine. The internship year is often quite rigorous.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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