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A medic is a person involved in medicine such as a medical doctor, medical student and sometimes a medically-trained individual participating in an emergency such as a paramedic or an emergency medical responder.
Among physicians in the UK, the term "medic" indicates someone who has followed a "medical" career path in postgraduate professional training accredited by a College of Physicians, such as cardiology or endocrinology, in contrast to a surgical branch of specialisation accredited by a College of Surgeons.
"Medic" titled roles include:
- Emergency physician, a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who has specialized postgraduate training in emergency diagnostics and treatment
- Combat Medical Technician, a soldier with a specialist military trade within the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army
- Combat medic (in various nations)
- Corpsman, a sailor who is trained for providing first aid to members of the US Armed Forces, combat casualty care/trauma care on the battlefield (This name is only used by the Navy and Marine Corps for the Hospital Corpsmen who serve in either a Navy or Marine billet; other branches use the term "medic".)
- 4N0X1, an Air Force Emergency Medical Technician
- 68W, the Military Occupational Specialty for the United States Army's health care specialist (combat medic)