Question: What does it mean when a doctor does a fellowship?

What is the difference between residency and fellowship?

Often, the residency experience prepares an individual to become a board-certified clinical specialist. A fellowship is designed for the graduate of a residency or board-certified therapist to focus on a subspecialty area of clinical practice, education, or research.

Is fellow higher than resident?

Fellows. A fellow is a physician who has completed their residency and elects to complete further training in a specialty. To be clear, after a general surgery residency a physician is fully qualified to perform general surgery independently.

Is a fellow considered a resident?

A fellow is considered a resident according to teaching physician guidelines.

Whats higher than an attending?

In the hierarchy of physicians, the attending is at the top under only the physicians who run the hospital itself, while the medical student is at the bottom. Attendings may also be known as staff physicians or a rendering doctor and may be trained as an MD or a DO.

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