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A medical student is an individual enrolled in medical school who is training to become a doctor. They have already completed four years of college, and often two years of pre-clinical classroom work. Their work in hospitals is limited to training. They do not prescribe or diagnose without direct supervision from a resident, fellow, or attending physician. In many hospitals, medical students are required to wear short white coats to distinguish them from other physicians.

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In teaching hospitals, these are often the people you see first.