Med Student, Intern, Resident, Attending Physician – What’s the difference?

February 28, 2019 –Before being treated by our physicians, our patients are asked if they would consent to have a resident, intern or student involved in their care. Would you know how to give an informed answer to that question? Do you know the differences between a student, intern, resident, attending physician, and consulting physician?  Many of us do not.  Here’s some information to help clear up the confusion.