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It's interesting to see how they are with interns as attendings/surgical fellows versus how they were with interns when they were residents.

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Bailey said it herself when Karev was being nice to Shales. "We're hard on them not because it's fun; we're hard on them because this is life and death. There's a reason there's a pecking order in the hospital."

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GA and OUAT? Go Embry!

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As for the theory that Neal is Bae, it still could be a possibility. The magic bean that transported Bae to our world doesn't necessarily have to coincide with the same timeline; the bean could have transported him to our land at a different time period, which could account for Emma and he being around the same age upon their meeting. Time might move faster in the Enchanted Forest than in our world, and when the curse struck "freezing" that land, Emma's entrace into Storybrooke synced both worlds.

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Although the theory that Henry and Aurora were "seeing" eachother makes for a better story, since both only arose from the curse recently.

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I wonder if the "he" in Aurora's nightmare is Rumpel and the "she" in Henry's nightmare is Cora...

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@Marie

Because the boards aren't like the intern exam, where not passing means an intern is still an intern; the boards are an external governing body of medicine that voluntarily certifies doctors that they're excellent per their standard. Kepner, despite failing her boards, still completed her general surgery residency, which gives her general surgery attending status.

In the real world, she would not have been hired as an attending since hospitals use board certs as a way of hiring the best of the best; because Hunt is chief, he has discretion to hire Kepner as an attending because she has the minimum qualifications: she's completed her GS-residency, and she holds a medical license to practice unsupervised medicine.

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@BCT

It's standard procedure that accepting settlement releases any and future liability from the party offering the settlement. So it wasn't that Derek was swaying against the settlement because Bayview Aeronatics was going to hide something, he was saying that not taking the settlement allows them to cause financial hardship toward the airline once the results are released.

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@Angela

Board certification is a voluntary process; it doesn't automatically exclude a doctor from holding attending-status. Attending status comes from completing residency, which Kepner did. In the real world, she would not have been hired as top-tier hospitals and medical centers use board certs as a criteria for hire - it's very very very rare these days where an attending is not board-certified.

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@TheWaiter

Alex can't officially run pediatric surgery. He's currently unqualified; he's not even a peds surg attending: he's still only a peds surg fellow. He needs a year and half more as a fellow before he can become an attending in peds surg, and probably neeed more experience before he can be the peds surg chief.