August 11, 2011



Can I hire medical students to help out at my practice?

Dr. T


Yes, but medical students are only authorized to perform those duties that an unlicensed person may perform, such as the job tasks you assign to your medical assistants. Just because an individual is enrolled in medical school, does not give that individual an elevated status and the ability to practice medicine. Allowing a medical student to practice medicine under your watch would open you up to an enormous amount of liability - putting your license at stake for aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine. At such time as an individual obtains their New York State medical license, they are then allowed to practice medicine. For a more defined answer on specific services you may request the medical student(s) to assist with at your practice, feel free to contact me directly.


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