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Who's Who in a Teaching Hospital

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Quick Guide to Who's Who in Academic Medical Centers

Intern: a physician in the first year of post-graduate medical training who has successfully completed medical school and received a medical degree.  "Intern" is seldom used today -- the more appropriate term is "first year resident."  To be eligible for a license to practice medicine in most states, physicians must complete at least one year of residency.

Resident: a physician in post-graduate medical training who has successfully completed medical school and received a medical degree. Residency ranges from three to seven years, depending on the specialty. For example, internal medicine and pediatric physicians are required to complete three years of post-graduate training, while general surgeons must complete five to six years of post-graduate training.  Plastic surgeons must complete a total of seven years of post-graduate training (five years in surgery and two years in plastic surgery).

Fellow: a physician who has completed residency training and is pursuing subspecialty training in a one, two or three-year fellowship program, such as surgical critical care, or vascular surgery.

Faculty members: physicians with university appointments that recognize their contributions to teaching and research, along with patient care.

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