mountaindew2006

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just wondering if someone knows a site or a thread that shows how many years on AVERAGE each residency type is.

I tried doing a google search and couldnt find anything.

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Well, I can probably tell you most of them....

EM 3/4 years
IM 4 years
Gen Surgery 5 years
Anesthesia 4/5 years
Radiology 5 years
Peds 3/4 years

Generally, most specialties are 4 years... gen surg is 5, and the super-technical surgical specialties (neuro, etc) can be anywhere from 5-8 years long... IM, peds, etc., are all 4 years; some can be 3.

I don't know of any specific websites though... maybe try searching for "residency length of training" ?

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Radiology is actually a total of 5 years. One year of clinical medicine, then 4 years of radiology.

Internal Medicine is 3 years, not 4. Peds is 3 years as well. Med/Peds combined is 4 years. A few people in each class do a chief resident year, which makes it 4 years (only 1-3 people per residency class do this). Anesthesia is 3 years after a clinical year for a total of 4 years (I have not heard any 5 year programs).
 
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AMA's FREIDA website is a good resource. You can look at every specific program in the country and see how many years it is (e.g. emergency medicine at UPenn or something). You can also search by region (e.g. it will list all the internal medicine programs in New Jersey or all the pediatrics programs in the northeast). If you go in and look at each program it will give you various statistics, including number of years and salary for each year of the residency. You can also look up the more rare specialties like the combined pediatrics/genetics or combined pediatrics/psychiatry/child psychiatry ("triple board") programs to see how many there actually are.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2997.html

or just google for "FREIDA"

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from that site, is there any way to figure out how many seats each site offers? and also, where can you find out general stats on residencies, like their avg board scores and stuff, or just in general how compeititive they are?
 

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Very clean list can be found here.

http://www.aafp.org/x20271.xml

or read the paste below...

Types of Residency Programs

The following is a list of the types of accredited residency training available with an indication of the usual course toward completion of training in each specialty. There may be exceptions in prerequisites or in years of training for individual residency programs within a given specialty. Programs in specialties with an asterisk (*) are accepting application materials via ERAS.

Specialty Duration of Training
Allergy and Immunology 2 years
(Requires completion of three year internal medicine or pediatric residency.)
Anesthesiology* 4 years
Colon and Rectal Surgery * 1-2 years
(Following completion of a general surgery residency.)
Critical Care Medicine* 1 or 2 years
(Following completion of an anesthiology or internal medicine residency)
Dermatology* 4 years
(Programs may be four years, or three years following one year in another type of training program.)
Dermatopathology 1 _ 2 years
(Requires completion of a dermatology or pathology residency.)
Emergency Medicine* 3 years
Family Practice* 3 years
General Surgery* 5-6 years
Internal Medicine* 3 years
Neurological Surgery 5 years
(Requires completion of one year general surgery training.)
Neurology 4 years
(Programs may be four years, or three years following one year in internal medicine, or another type of training program.)
Nuclear Medicine * 3 years
(Requires completion of two years "preparatory" training that provides broad experience in clinical medicine.)
Obstetrics-Gynecology* 4 years
(Programs may be four years, or three years following one year in another type of training program.)
Ophthalmology 4 years
(Programs may be four years, or three years following one year in another type of training program.)
Orthopedic Surgery* 5 years
(Program may be four years when preceded by general medical specialty residency. Five years includes one year of non-orthopedic and four years of orthopedic education.)
Otolaryngology 5 years
(Three years progressive training and one additional year in another type of training program. Requires at least one year of general surgery.)
Pathology* 4 years
(Most programs are four years which includes training in both anatomic and clinical pathology. Some may be three years for either anatomical or clinical alone.)
Pediatrics* 3 years
Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine* 4 years
(Programs may be four years, or three years following one year in another type of training program.)
Plastic Surgery * 6-7 years
(Requires a minimum of three years training in a general surgery residency or completion of otolaryngology or orthopedics residency.)
Preventive Medicine Variable years
(Requires completion of (1) clinical phase _ i.e., at least one year of training in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, or transitional year program, (2) academic phase-Master's of Public Health, (3) practicum phase-one year of supervised application of skills within a field of special study. Types of preventive medicine residencies are (1) public health and general preventive medicine, (2) occupational medicine, (3) aerospace medicine.)
Psychiatry* 4 years
(Program may be four years, or three years following one year of another type of training program.)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 5 years
(Requires two years general psychiatry and two years child/adolescent psychiatry following one year of another type of training program.)
Pulmonary Medicine* 2 years
(Following completion of a general surgery residency.)
Diagnostic Radiology* 4 years
(Program may be four years, or three years following one year in another type of training program.)
Radiation Oncology* 4 years
Thoracic Surgery
2 years
(Requires completion of a general surgery residency.)
Transitional Year* 1 year
(Formerly referred to as "flexible year.")
Urology *
5 years
(Requires two years of general surgery followed by three years of clinical urology training.)

Vascular Surgery*
1 or 2 years
(Following completion of a general surgery residency.)


This information is derived in part from the Graduate Medical Education Directory (GMED) published by the American Medical Association. The directory contains the accreditation guidelines for residency training. Additional information is also available in the GMED Companion _ An Insider's guide to Selection a Residency Program published by the AMA. Check your medical library for copies of these directories, or order a copy via the AMA Web site at http://www.ama-assn.org/catalog.

* Applications for 2004 accepted through ERAS _ the Electronic Residency Application Service for most programs
 

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Yeah, I have yet to see Radiology be a total of 4 years including the clincal year. A total of 5 years as they indicated seems to be the case. Have you seen 6 years?
 
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