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How hard is it to go through training to become an orthopedic surgeon?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Orthopedic Surgeon

The training in orthopedic surgery consists of trauma, adult, pediatric, and hand surgery.
4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school . 5 yrs residency and most graduates do a one year fellowship. Getting into medical school is hard, but it is even harder to get into an ortho residency. The residency involves quite a bit of work and paying your dues. Each yr more responsibility. It is worth it.

In brief: Orthopedic Surgeon

The training in orthopedic surgery consists of trauma, adult, pediatric, and hand surgery.
4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school . 5 yrs residency and most graduates do a one year fellowship. Getting into medical school is hard, but it is even harder to get into an ortho residency. The residency involves quite a bit of work and paying your dues. Each yr more responsibility. It is worth it.
Dr. Bruce Prager
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: In a way. 1st U need

2 B accepted by a medical school, then after this get accepted to a certified orthopedic residency program this training is 4-5 years.
so 4yrs undergrad. 4yrs med school,then 4-5 yrs training in orthopedic surgery,pass your boards after 2 yrs of practice & Ur on your way.

In brief: In a way. 1st U need

2 B accepted by a medical school, then after this get accepted to a certified orthopedic residency program this training is 4-5 years.
so 4yrs undergrad. 4yrs med school,then 4-5 yrs training in orthopedic surgery,pass your boards after 2 yrs of practice & Ur on your way.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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