Clinical Research Glossary

clinician clinician


A health care provider.

Example of clinician in a sentence

A clinician has special medical training to care for patients.

More Info

Clinicians include people who are doctors, medics, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and others.

Other info to think about when joining a study

Any health care provider that you see regularly is a clinician. In health-related research studies, it may be a clinician who recruits and enrolls you. Additionally, a clinician may be in charge of a research study you join.

You can ask for the name and contact information of the clinician(s) running the research study. You may also want to discuss being in a research study with your own clinician before consenting to join a study.

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