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How many year of college does is take to become an orthopedic surgeon?

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2008-09-20 21:04:40
2008-09-20 21:04:40

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 be as quick (or as long) as 13 years

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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.


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