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1. Social welfare an occupant of a welfare agency home
2. (esp formerly) a representative of the British government in a British protectorate
3. (esp in the 17th century) a diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador
4. (in India, formerly) a representative of the British governor general at the court of a native prince
5. a bird or other animal that does not migrate
6. US and Canadian a physician who lives in the hospital where he works while undergoing specialist training after completing his internship
7. Brit and NZ a junior doctor, esp a house officer, who lives in the hospital in which he works
8. (of birds and other animals) not in the habit of migrating



(in Russian, ordinator), a physician in a medical institution, such as a hospital, polyclinic, or maternity home, who is directly engaged in treatment and preventive work under the guidance of a department head. In a hospital the resident independently makes rounds of patients, performs physicians’ duties, prescribes treatment, records histories, and takes shifts on call. In a polyclinic the resident performs the functions of a district medical officer or specialist: he receives patients, prescribes treatment, fills in medical charts of ambulatory patients, issues certificates of disability, provides dispensary service, and acts as a health instructor. A clinical resident is a physician who is preparing to enter a specialty, for example, internal medicine or surgery. A clinical residency usually lasts two years in a teaching clinic, a research institute, or an institute for the advanced training of physicians; the resident also performs the duties of staff physician.



(rezident). (1) In the Middle Ages, a foreign diplomat residing in a given country.

(2) A representative of the metropolis residing in a protectorate.

(3) A representative of intelligence residing in a foreign state.

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It is also part of the efforts to strengthen cooperation and coordination among the various Directorates' General of the Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs sector.
Early residencies developed in Boston, Chicago and Denver in the mid-2000s led to the creation of Urban Teacher Residency United in 2007, a nonprofit network of 17 such programs that shares best practices.
It may be mentioned that the anti state elements had fired 5 rockets on Quaid-e-Azam residency located in Ziarat last year and consequently residence of Quaid-e-Azam and the precious belongings placed therein were burnt to ashes.
According to Anwar, since mid-December 2013 until the end of February 2014, they had had an average of 1,000 residency applicants per working day.
Al Rashidi ensured that services are available to allow violators to benefit from the grace period by visiting residency departments across the UAE to obtain outpasses and leave the country without penalties.
Despite some federal funding and limited state financing, the bulk of the cost for training these students - estimated at $150,000 per student per year - falls to the residency programs, many of which are cash-strapped themselves.
The Residency model places student learning and professional learning at the core of the preparation model.
All he has to do is leave the country for seven years or obtain citizenship, permanent residency or some other form of legal status in another country, and he loses his Israeli residency automatically.
The rate of each outcome for each residency program was estimated after the data were adjusted to account for numerous patient, hospital, and physician characteristics.
The Rudd Government has removed most vocational trades, including plumbing, welding and carpentry from its skills priority list, making it harder for international students with those qualifications to gain permanent residency.