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A 27-year-old female asked:

if a 'fellow' looked a path slides and 'attending' signed off, what does this mean?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Approval gained : When a fellow does the initial work-up, the attending physician supervises the fellow and assures it is a diagnosis he also agrees. Hence signing off on his work. Hope that clear any confusions. Wishing you the very best!
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 17 years experience
Fellow: A fellow is a doctor doing advanced training in a specialized area of pathology. The attending is the senior pathologist who is supervising the training of the fellow. So, the junior doctor did the initial review of the slides and the senior doctor agrees with that review.

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