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Do you know the medical "pecking order"?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr.D-man, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Dr.D-man

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    I found this on a website- thought it was funny:

    What is a registrar?
    In answer to the question asked: A registrar falls somewhere in the more senior end of the hierarchy of medical student, intern, resident, registrar, consultant ("attending").


    The Medical Food Chain

    Consultant (Attending)
    Leaps over tall building in a single bound
    More powerful than a locomotive
    Faster than a speeding bullet
    Walks on water
    Gives policy to God

    Registrar (Fellow)
    Leaps over small building
    More powerful than a steam engine
    Fast as a speeding bullet
    Walks on water when sea is calm
    Talks to God

    Resident
    Runs around small building
    Can spell locomotive
    Imitates a speeding bullet
    Is a world class ice skater
    Relies on God

    Intern
    Runs into small building
    Recognizes a locomotive
    Jogs occasionally
    Learning to swim
    Prays often

    Nurse
    Lifts up tall buildings and walks under them
    Kicks locomotives off tracks
    Catches speeding bullets in her teeth
    Freezes water with a single stare
    Is GOD!

    This is from: http://barbadosbutterfly.blogspot.com/2005/10/what-is-registrar.html

    I got to it from this site: http://www.insidesurgery.com/


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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown
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    My guess would be a Fellow.
     
  4. Law2Doc

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    I don't think that's an American hospital hierarchy you are looking at. The link suggests it's Australian. Here we have no such positions as registrar or consultant, nor is there an intern any longer. The hierarchy (and don't quote me on it) is more like:
    Department Chairman
    Various house physicians
    Attendings
    Fellows
    Chief resident
    Senior resident
    Junior resident
    Med student
     
  5. Dr.D-man

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    Yeah, is saw it was Australian. Just thought the descriptions were funny. You can line them up with American though.
     
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    Hi there,
    It's more like:
    Department Chair
    Attending Physicians
    Fellows
    House physicians
    Chief resident
    Mid-level resident
    Junior resident or intern
    Medical student

    njbmd :)
     
  7. Haemulon

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    Don't forget to add lowely pre-med at the bottom. Gotta get that shadoawing/volunteering in there. ;)
     
  8. notdeadyet

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    Interesting that nurses dropped off the list.
     
  9. Haemulon

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    Nurses are in a whole different hierarchy. In hospital systems, you have the Doctors, and then you have pretty much everything else. Completely different management, reporting, everything.
     

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