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How long does it take to become an orthopedic surgeon?


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2012-07-19 18:20:09
2012-07-19 18:20:09

4 years college

4 years med school

4-6 years of residency

All in all 12-14 years

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4 years of medical school, 5 years of orthopedic surgery residency training, 1 year pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship

it takes fourteen years to become orthopedic/orthopedic surgeon.....four years college with many science classes, four years of medical school, one year internship and five years of residency.

How long does it take to become a surgeon

It takes approximately 14 years, minimum. It's a hard career, but very rewarding afterwards.

The answer depends on where he/she is studying.

What you choose to take in high school really does not matter. Just do well enough to get into a good (yet inexpensive) college. On the road to becoming an ortho surgeon, you want to stay out of debt as much as possible, especially at the college level. Go into debt, if you must, at the medical school level. I am an orthopedic surgeon.

no where can you find this type of profession let alone if they want to take you for your specific reason to see the Orthopedic .

It may very well take approximately 14 years to become an Orthopedic Surgeon. You would start with four years of college with an undergraduate degree focused on biology, physics and chemistry. Follow that four years of medical school, one year of an internship and four years of a residency and an optional one year study of a fellowship.

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4 years under grad, 4 years med school, 5 years residency and optional 1 year orthopedic fellowship--so 13 to 14 years after high school

it depends on what type of surgeon but it will take up to atleast 12 years atleast 8 to 13 years of college

When a person has an injury to a joint, the services of an orthopedic surgeon may be required. Orthopedic surgeons treat conditions involving the musculoskelatal system. Sports injuries, congenital defects, tumors, degenerative diseases, and trauma are all problems an orthopedic surgeon may treat.Training to become an orthopedic surgeon is intensive and competitive. Typically, an opthopedic surgeon completes four years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school, and a five year residency program. Candidates for these residency programs usually graduate at the top of their medical school classes.Some orthopedic surgeons continue their education with a one or two year fellowship program. These fellowships allow the surgeon to specialize in such areas as hand surgery, total joint reconstruction, and spine surgery.After completing the residency program, an orthopedic surgeon is eligible for board certification. This means that the surgeon has met all the requirements of the Board. Both written and oral exams are necessary for board certification.When choosing an orthopedic surgeon, there are many factors to consider. Education and experience are both important; it’s best to find a surgeon who has delt with the problem being treated before. Also, talking to one’s family doctor is a good idea- he or she likely has experience dealing with the different orthopedic surgeons in the area. Asking family and friends who may have had orthopedic surgery is helpful too; they can give you feedback on their experiences with their surgeons. The patient also needs to trust in their instincts as well; you should feel comfortable dealing with the surgeon you choose.Finding the right orthopedic surgeon to treat an injury can be a daunting task. Consider the surgeon’s areas of expertise, years of experience, reputation, and bedside manner before choosing your surgeon. Choosing the right orthopedic surgeon can lead to life changing medical care that can relieve suffering and enhance the quality of your life. A good orthopedic surgeon will be with you step-by-step as you take this journey.�

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at most, around 16 years... at least, about 6-8 years...

In high school you should take chemistry and biology. (Coming from a person becoming a surgeon)

•The education of an orthopedic surgeon:You must first go to university/college and get a university/college degree, attend medical school and graduate either as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Starting to study the essential subjects needed in high school is also recommended. The essential subjects are English, biology, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. A person must also take a final exam for board certification as a specialist. Next, an orthopedic surgeon completes his/her residency, which consists of a one-year internship and four years of rotating through the major specialties in several hospitals to get experience in orthopedic surgery.Depends, what do you intend to do to your patient?

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