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    Old 03-13-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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    Thumbs up What's are These: ATTENDING FELLOW RESIDENT

    Okay so I have been thinking about a medical career and I need to know the what these are
    ATTENDING
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    PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS AND WHAT THEY DO

     
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    Old 03-13-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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    Re: What's are These

    I know this is a pretty brief explanation but hope it helps.....

    The resident is a 2nd year post-graduate in training. He/she reports to the attending physician and sometimes the fellow.
    The fellow has completed a fellowship program and might be a physicians assistant, research assistant, a lecturer or a professor. Each university or hospital might have a slightly different definition of Fellow.
    The attending is the staff physician in charge of patient care and acts as supervisor.

    I hope you do choose the medical field. Great career choice.

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    Old 04-27-2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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    Re: What's are These: ATTENDING FELLOW RESIDENT

    Hmm. I'm not sure where you got those definitions.

    A resident is a doctor-in-training doing his residency which is the period of training right after medical school.
    A fellow is like a resident except he or she has finished their residency and is now training in a subspecialty. For example, someone who wants to be a cardiologist would do an internal medicine residency and then do a cardiology fellowship.

    The medical field can be a rewarding career choice, but keep in mind that it's a very stressful one too and you do have to make a lot of sacrifices. It requires a major time commitment as far as education and training and unlike a lot of other careers, it's not as easy to change careers later in life because you've invested so much of your time and money into it.

     
    Old 04-30-2006, 09:28 AM   #4
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    Re: What's are These: ATTENDING FELLOW RESIDENT

    Let's get this right.
    An intern is right out of medical school, and is an intern for 2 years
    A resident has completed his internship.
    A fellow has completed his residency and is working on his specialty
    An attending is an experienced physician who is over all of them

     
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