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How many years of college do you need to become an orthopedic surgeon?


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Answered 2012-03-16 15:20:25

well, break a childs leg, if you can fix it then your ok but if he dies then one more year

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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.


4 years college 4 years med school 4-6 years of residency All in all 12-14 years


i dont think you have to specialize in something. but i plan to become a orthopedic surgeon also. i wanna specialize in hand and shoulders. im not sure though im 14 and answering your question haha. hope you can become a orthopedic surgeon! Good luck and it takes about 7-10 years to become one....


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


11 years from what i heard. 4 years undergrad 4 years med school 3+ years residency (thats where you learn the skills required to be a 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.


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On average the residency for an Orthopedic Surgeon is around 5 years with 1 year of General Surgery. In some cases the residency can be as low as 4 years.


Not all orthopedic doctors are trained in orthopedic surgery. An orthopedic surgeon attends more years of school to specialize further in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.


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


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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


The schooling to be an orthopedic surgeon is quite long. It begins with 4 years of undergrad work, followed by 4 years of medical school. You will then be required to complete at least 2 years of training in surgery and a residency.


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


you need to go to college for 4 years. then you go to medecal school for about 6 years


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


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 provides adequate exposure to spine surgery, but some neurosurgeons choose to spend an additional year in spine fellowship. So, including college, medical school, residency and fellowship it takes between 14 and 16 years of post high school education to become a spine surgeon.


You need about 4 years of college and medical school to earn a degree of medicine and become a surgeon.


14 years saand read about it on orthopedic.about.com


An orthopedic surgeon first has obtained a bachelors degree from a college or university. They then complete four years of medical school followed by a five year residency in orthopedics. They can then have another year of specialized education, though this is optional.


8-11 years minimum in "residence" in a surgeon college


•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?


idk i just know in college (4 years) you will need to take one year of biology, two years of chemistry, and one year of physics.


8 years after high school and 4 years after college.


Attend college, then medical school ... should take, oh about, 13 years or longer since you want to be a surgeon, too.