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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how can i become a orthopedic surgeon that specializes in foot and ankle and will i have to do back surgery?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You need to attend medical school and then do an orthopedic residency and then a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery. You will be exposed to back surgery but may not have to do any depending on the program.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You don't have: To do anything you don't want to. You can specialize in foot and ankle......First step is getting into medical school.... So you need to take mcats. There are required pre-med classes to take.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2013

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