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There will always be one hospitalist (attending doctor) who is in charge of your care, in addition to other specialists who may see you. Your hospitalist may discuss your care with your primary doctor while you are in the hospital or after you are discharged. After you leave the hospital, your care will again be provided by your primary doctor. Hospitalists rotate shifts weekly.

Regions Hospital is a teaching hospital. We work with the University of Minnesota Medical School to train the next generation of doctors. This includes medical students and residents. A medical student has not yet graduated and is still in medical school. A resident has graduated from medical school and is a doctor who works under the supervision of a more experienced doctor. Your hospitalist will supervise any medical students or residents who visit you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.