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How long is the training to become a cardio vascular surgeon?

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
A LONG TIME!!: According to my surgical colleagues, they do a full 6-7 year surgical residency, followed by a 2-3 year cardio-vascular surgery specially fellowship. So about 8-10 years post medical school!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery 21 years experience
7-9 year residency: Traditionally, after medical school, the training to become a cardiac surgeon involved 5-7 years of general surgery residency followed by 2-3 years of cardiothoracic surgery.. These surgeons are board certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Historically, many cardiac surgeons also performed vascular surgery but it has now become its own specialty and involves 5-7 years training.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the process to become a vascular surgeon?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Vascular Surgery 26 years experience
Fellowship training: Most vascular surgeons complete medical school 4 years , general surgery residency 5 years, and then vascular surgery fellowship for an additional 2-3 years before taking written and oral examinations to become board certified in vascular surgery. Currently, many vascular surgery training programs are combining general surgery training with vascular training to shorten the process by a few years.

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