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Residency or internship

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by Thebeyonder, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Thebeyonder

    Thebeyonder Senior Member
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    Excuse my ignorance, but I have read that after medical school, 4 years, you can apply to residency or intership. What is the difference?
     
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  2. mikegoal

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    internship=first year of residency
     
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    Hung up on semantics here: PGY-1, 1st year of residency, after the first year you are referred to as a resident. Title hangs on you for 12 months that's all. No big deal.
     
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    I've been looking around for this but coundn't find it. What's the difference between a resident, fellow, and attending.
    Thanks
     
  5. DOnut

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    A resident is a physician PGY-2 or above who is completing his/her specialty training.

    A fellow typically has finished their residency and is doing an additional 1-3 year subspecialty in a particular field.

    An attending is a physician who has finished it all and is working as well as supervising the residents, interns and medical students.
     
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  6. MustafaMond

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    Hey tim, there is no reason to ask this...

    People have been excusing your ignorance on this message board for years, now.

    The fact that there will be something ignorant in your post is taken as a certainty whenever a thread w/ your name on it is opened.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    is there a difference between an attending and a consultant or is that our(im from ireland) term for an attending??
     
  8. Winged Scapula

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    In general, they are equivalent.

    However, in the UK, the term "consultant" is usually used to refer to a specialist (as apart from a GP).

    The term attending in the US is used to refer to someone who has finished training, whether as a generalist (usually referred to as FM here) or a specialist.
     

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