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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 10:41 AM
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What is a medical Fellowship?
Hi there.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is a fellowship that a doctor would be doing? I know about internships & residency, but was a bit lost when a family friend was at our house this past weekend talking about completing her fellowship in a few months. I know she's a cardiologist, but I didn't want to sound ignorant or stupid by asking her what a fellowship is. (I certainly can sound ignorant or stupid on my own often enough!)

To me, a fellowship is the ring bearer and 8 others that try to journey to Mt. Doom to dispose of the Ring of Power.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 10:52 AM
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1. It's like grad school--except beyond the M.D.
She's working on her specialty.
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Coastie for Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 10:56 AM
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3. Grad school beyond the "Residency"
It's like a "Thyroid" or "Diabetes" Fellowship after an Endocrinology Residency.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 10:55 AM
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2. I think a fellow is someone who exceptionally brilliant
and the fellowship is money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research-I had a friend who was a neurosurgery fellow-it's quite a feather in one's cap.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:10 AM
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4. So, that means...
So, that means by the fact that the Fellowship was either at or through Harvard means this woman is pretty smart... (and, not only that, my wife, mother-in-law, my mom and my aunt all think she's very pretty, too!)


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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:52 AM
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5. You go to college.
You go to med school. You do a residency-say in adult internal medicine. That makes you an internist. (not an intern). Then you do a fellowship-say in a subspecialty of internal medicine like cardiology. This makes you a cardiologist. You pass national boards part I, II, III, and IV over an eleven year period. Then, you go for more advanced training like electrophysiology if you want. Then, you get beat up on DU for being a part of the medical profession.
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 12:30 PM
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6. Haha
Very to the point, and sadly true.
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