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Internships, fellowships and residencies...

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Future_Doc, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Future_Doc

    Future_Doc Senior Member
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    Sep 24, 2001
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    Ok - since I'm not in medschool yet, I'm still a little fuzzy on all of this. I know about residencies, but where do internships and fellowships fit in the mix? Do only certain subspecialties require them? Exactly what is the difference between and intership and fellowship? When do you have to do them? Ok- basically, educate my ignert self. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
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  2. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
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    Apr 9, 2000
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    Internship is simply the first year of residency (regardless of the field). In some circles it is seen as a slightly derogatory term (ie, my BF constantly is trying to get me to call myself the R-1 for Resident Year 1 rather than intern).

    Fellowships are generally completed after finishing residency. Not all fields require them but many medical specialties do as well as some advanced surgical training. They can range from 1-3+ years depending on the field.

    Hope this helps.

    PS:Moving to Rotations and Residencies Forum

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