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How many years of residency does it take to become an Orthopedic Surgeon?

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Answered 2008-09-20 21:06:20

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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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.


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


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


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.


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.


A medical degree Residency One year of general surgery training Four years of training in orthopedic surgery In the United States, orthopedic surgeons have typically completed four years of undergraduate education and four years of medical school. Subsequently, these medical school graduates undergo residency training in orthopedic surgery. The five-year residency consists of one year of general surgery training followed by four years of training in orthopedic surgery.


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....


to become a surgeon you need, 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 4-8 years of specialized residency training.


Yes, one as nothing to do with the other. To become a neonatal surgeon, you first have to do your residency for 5 years as a General Surgeon. After the five years, it takes about 3 years to become a Pediatric Surgeon and then from there you can specialize as a neo-natal surgeon. Hope that this answers your questions:)


Disect a monkey I am an orthopedic surgeon. It is a long process. 1. Four years of college 2. Four years of medical school 3. Five years of orthopedic residency 4. One year of fellowship That is 14 years of education after high school. Other surgical specialties, such as general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, etc are similar in total length, but differ slightly in terms of length of residency.


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.�


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.


To become a physician/surgeon, it takes eight years post high school completion, and an additional three to eight years to complete the internship and residency requirements depending on the specialty.


It takes about 15-16 years to become a heart surgeon. To become a heart surgeon, you will need to complete college (4 years), medical school (4 years), a residency in general surgery (5 years), and then specialized training in cardiothoracic surgery (3 years).


Fellowship in General surgery Six years residency depending on the college


4 collage 4 medical school 3 to 6 residency


In the United Kingdom and in the United States, the minimum residency for a surgeon is one year. While in Mexico, the minimum residency lasts four 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.


It depends on the specialty, but it can range anywhere from 13 years minimum of postsecondary education to about 17 years maximum (that's with subspecialization). The shortest road to become a surgeon is to become a General Surgeon. (4 yrs undergrad + 4 yrs med school + 5 yrs residency) The longest road to become a surgeon is to probably become a Neurosurgeon who specializes in something. (4 yrs undergrad + 4 yrs med school + 7 yrs residency + 2 yrs fellowship)


It takes four years of medical school. There will be an additional three or more years to complete the internship and residency requirements.


AnswerThe degree you need to become a surgeon is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), which takes about 8 years in addition to a residency program working in a hospital. No master's degree is required to become a surgeon.


4 years of undergraduate school 4 years of medical school 4-8 years of specialized residency traning



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