Definition of walk the wards in US English:

walk the wards

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  • Gain experience as a clinical medical student.

    • ‘What you want is doctors who will walk the wards.’
    • ‘A year's experience in walking the wards was required.’
    • ‘I had just finished my preclinical training at Cambridge and had come down to London to walk the wards at Bart's.’
    • ‘We employed two medical students to walk the wards for 28 nights, obtaining independent information about each event requiring a resident doctor or clinical site practitioner between 10 pm and 8am.’