Medical Glossary
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Fellow A graduate of a medical/osteopathic/dental school who has had an advanced period of graduate training and is in a fellowship program in a subspeciality or in a clinical research program.
Fellowship Program A fellowship program is a sub-specialty residency training program typically added to the training and education of an M.D. who has completed some basis residency training and has enrolled in further training. Most fellowship programs follow a basic residency program. A trainee in such a program is referred to as a fellow.
Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) A procedure whereby a very thin needle is placed directly into an area to sample the suspected abnormal tissue.
First Line Therapy The first course of treatment used against a disease.
Frozen Section Usually a procedure during surgery, where a sample is taken, quickly frozen and reviewed by the pathologist under the microscope.