|Understanding "who's who" in the hospital means learning some new names and terms. For example, you may be dealing with:||You may also see:|
|An attending physician*||Nurses|
|A medical resident*||Social workers|
|A medical fellow*||Occupational therapists (OTs)|
|A medical student*||Physical therapists (PTs)|
|Child life specialists|
* All of these people may be called "doctors."
Tip: Hospital stays are very anxious times and it's hard to remember everyone. When a new doctor, other provider, or "team" of providers comes to see your child in the hospital, ask them their name and role. Write down names - or ask for a business card.
This information is provided by the Division of Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.