What comes after residency

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hokte

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Hi everyone,
On a recent interview a doctor gave a quick overview of a medical career, starting from student to resident. He said after residency a person could go into a fellowship for certain specialties. My question is, "What comes after residency and fellowships"? Do both MD's and DO's do fellowships? Just curious..... Thanks
 

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A fellowship is more specialized training in your field. An example, a psychiatrist can do a "forensic psychiatry" or "consult-liaison" fellowship for more specialized training. A general surgeon could do a "surgical critical care" fellowship. Both MDs and DOs may do fellowships.

Fellowshpis basically further canalize your area of expertise.

After residency, you're done and on your own if you don't do a fellowship.
 

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Fellowship is always an option.

But after residency you have board certification and then continuing certification and finally recertification. Emergency Medicine has this format, and it is quite strict.

Yes, money, family, and life all follow residency...and it will be here before you know it.
 
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