Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS


In the hospital you will come into contact with many different types of medical students, interns, residents and physicians. As confusing as it is, there is a clear structure, hierarchy and rationale behind the seemingly endless number of people you come into contact with. Most health care professionals will introduce themselves and explain what they do. However, it can be difficult to remember everyone. So if you have questions about a person’s job title and/or duties don’t be afraid to ask.


Associated pages

Medical Student
Medical Intern
Medical Fellow
Attending Physician
Consulting Physician
Internist (Primary Care Physician)
Medical Resident
Other Specialists