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  1. njdevil

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    hello medical students. I am a DO to Be and was wondering how many years follow medical school? I understand that there are 4 years of school (two basic science/two clinical). Then one year of internship..but how many years of residency for
    1. family practice
    2. internal medicine
    3. pediatrics
    4. geriatric
    etc, etc

    Thanks
     
  2. Deb

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    For peds, IM, and FP most programs are 3 yrs (incl internship). There may
    be some programs that are 4 yrs total. For geriatrics you'd probably do
    the basic IM residency then a geriatric fellowship. However, I'm not sure
    about this so ask around. Other areas (GI, cardio, oncology, etc.) usually
    require a basic IM residency then a 2-3 yr fellowship (if we're talking non-
    invasive). Surgical specialties are a whole other story and different
    fields have different requirements.
     

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