How long does it take to become an orthopedic surgeon?
4 years college
4 years med school
4-6 years of residency
All in all 12-14 years
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.
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.
•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…
Spine surgery is performed by doctors who have completed training in either neurosurgery or orthopedic surgery. To become a spine surgeon you must have a medical degree (8 years after high school); then complete a residency in either orthopedic surgery (5 years) or neurosurgery (6-7 years). Orthopedic surgeons who wish to specialize in spine surgery usually complete a spine fellowship following their residency, which is an additional 1 to 2 years of training. Neurosurgery residency…
It takes more than just going to college to become an orthopaedic surgeon. I believe the question was more likely how many years of education and that can depend on a few factors but for the most part it is as follows: 4 years of College 4 years of Medical School (Graduate School) 5 years of Residency in Orthopaedics 1 year of Fellowship Training in a particular area of interest (not required) So it can…
Some Orthopedic surgeons don't need to take X-Rays, they just know whats wrong, because what they do and what they treat is very different from other aliments, and sometimes the X-Rays or the finings from the X-Rays get sent to the surgeon. If your not going to a backstreet doctor in some alleyway, you'll be fine.
it takes about 6 years to become fully qualified as a vet because, if you want to be a vet who is qualified as a nurse and surgeon, than you actually only need to take the surgical course, because a nurse is limited to a few treatments but as as surgeon you know what a nurse knows and everything else.
In the U.S., orthopedic surgeons first do a pre med in college then take MCAT exam then apply to a medical school. After finishing 4 yrs of med achool, orthopedic surgeons must do an extra comprehensive five-year residency program. Upon completing the residency, you will need to be board certified and meet the state's licensure requirements before practicing. Best regards , Dr. Adam Salman (a surgeon myself)