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To do true Peds CT as a full-time gig, you are looking at 7+years residency. The guy I know did 5 years GS, 2 years CT and 2 peds CT years, but that was 15 years ago. If you have read "Walk on Water", you know that some of those guys are entering year 12 of residency.


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One of my professors at Sick Kids in Toronto did, if I can remember correctly, 5 yrs. general surgery, 3 yrs cardiac and 1 yr pediatric cardiac. I asked him if that's the norm and he said, "Well, you may be able to shorten it a bit, but you probably wouldn't get a very good job."

I know at Toronto, virtually every surgical resident is "strongly encouraged" to pursue a graduate degree as part of their training as the school's goal is to produce academic surgeons, so this can add to the time. But I don't know if this applies in the States as most if not all major centres here that do these types of procedures are attached to universities.
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