People in the medical field

The following vocabulary is useful for talking about people in the medical field.

The people involved

  • Medical practitioner – this is a formal term for a doctor or surgeon.
  • Surgeon – a medical specialist who can perform surgery (cut open part of the body)
  • specialist – someone who has a deep understanding of a specific area of something (e.g. a cancer specialist).
  • Patient – the person who is unwell and needs medical attention
  • Emergency services – this can refer to the fire department, the police or ambulance staff.

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