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What a great conversation so far, thank you everyone for your contributions! Depending on the institution, curbside communications may occur wherein residents will ask subspecialty fellows a specific management question regarding a patient without having the question turn into a formal consult. Often times curbside consults are discouraged. Other times, the fellow may very efficiently provide the team with helpful knowledge and advice. What have your experiences been with curbside consults? Should they be allowed? If yes, under what circumstances?