Who is a resident?
An resident is a doctor who is in their 2nd - 4th year of clinical practice as a doctor. They have already completed their internship and are very experienced at looking after patients on the ward.
A resident has often worked in a number of medical specialties, as part of their post-graduate training. Including in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Department and in Medical Units.
A resident is responsible for your care on the ward. For example, making sure you are receiving the correct medication, prescribing pain relieving medication and coordinating your care whilst you are in hospital.