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Physician

A physician is a person who practices medicine. The term "physician" is traditional and still commonly used in the United States, but in the United Kingdom and Australia the term is not used - instead they are called a "doctor" (a term also used in the US). Often also called a "medical doctor". Related titles are "veterinarian", used for one who cures diseases in animals, and "biologist", used for one who studies the life sciences[?] in general.

In most jurisdictions nowadays, physicians need government permission to practise their profession. This is known as licensing in the United States, as colegiation in Spain, as men'kyo[?] in Japan and as registration in Australia.

Titles for specialised physicians include:

See also : medicine



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