1 any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves [syn: medick, trefoil]
2 a medical practitioner in the armed forces [syn: medical officer]
- Vietnamese: bác sĩ
Medic is a general term for a person involved in medicine, especially emergency or first-response medicine, such as an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or a military member trained in battlefield medicine. It may also refer to a medical student or, in limited settings, a physician. Unless in a paramedical setting, the term is not applied to a nurse.
Types of medicsMedic may be specifically used to refer to people in the following roles:
- Emergency Medical Technician, an emergency responder trained to provide emergency medical services to the critically ill and injured.
- Corpsman, A trained Sailor who is responsible for providing care to members of the US Armed Forces, first aid and trauma care on the battlefield.
- Combat Medic, a trained soldier who is responsible for providing first aid and front-line trauma care on the battlefield.
- Combat Medical Technician, a soldier with a specialist military trade within the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army.
- "68W", formally 91W, the Military Occupational Specialty for the United States Army's healthcare specialist (combat medic).