The thread about EM cardiology fellowships and all the others about critical care and other inpatient specialties got me thinking about this. I do not have admitting privileges. No doc in my group can admit a patient to our own inpatient service. In fact, if we want to write orders on an inpatient we need to be able to justify it as an emergent consult. We like it this way as it keeps admitting docs from trying to get us do to all their procedures (they think that because were in house we should be their interns). Is this the same everywhere? Does anyone here have admitting privileges?