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Consultant versus Specialist versus Registrar doctors?

asked Jul 12, 2017 in Personal by anonymous
I'm looking for doctors and when I go to the websites of hospitals they have these labels that I don't understand. What is the difference between a "Consultant" doctor versus a "Specialist" doctor? In the states, a consultant is someone you ask for advice, not someone who works full time, so I don't understand what "consultant" is in terms of medicine. What is a "Registrar" doctor? I know registrar in terms of registering for courses, but not doctors! Is registrar like a resident doctor?


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2 Answers

answered Jul 13, 2017 by kk12002 (4,000 points)
edited Jul 13, 2017 by kk12002
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in kuwait designations are given based on years of experience primarily.. the other factors are education in foreign universities.. and higher degrees like PhD are allotted specialists
commented Jul 13, 2017 by anonymous
So which one would be the most experienced, consultant?
commented Jul 13, 2017 by aleemp (700 points)
Consultant is the most experienced

1. Consultant
2. Specialist
3. Registrar
4. Intern

As kk said each step requires tons of experience & qualification
answered Jul 20, 2017 by anonymous
Thanks for the answers. Now things make a lot more sense when looking up doctors. Such a different system.
commented Jul 20, 2017 by anonymous
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