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Hospital Lingo

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    One of my favorite shows is scrubs but there are two things in that show which i have yet to figure out what they mean (wikipedia is unhelpful in answering this question). I figured you folks might know.

    So:

    What does a chief resident do?

    What does a residency director do?
     
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    1. Attending Physician
      One of my favorite shows is scrubs but there are two things in that show which i have yet to figure out what they mean (wikipedia is unhelpful in answering this question). I figured you folks might know.

      So:

      What does a chief resident do?

      What does a residency director do?

      A Chief Resident is an administrative resident who schedules the call duties and maybe the rotations of all the other residents. Often this is a resident who stays an extra year past the usual training period. Sometimes she/he is in the last year of a customary training period, but agrees to take on the extra responsibility. Sometimes the "honor" is shared by two people or rotated among all the last-year residents. Theoretically this designation looks good on Fellowship applications or job recommendations.

      A Residency Director interviews med students for residency spots, schedules CME and organizes grand rounds, is responsible for discipline problems (can fire inadequate residents), and writes or organizes evaluations of the residents which are incorporated into recommendation letters. Usually, this person also has clinical duties.

      I'm sure these responsibilites vary by institution to some degree.
       
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