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Residency length

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by birdflysatnite, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. birdflysatnite

    birdflysatnite Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    I am going to be attending medical school this fall and I was wondering how long the residency is for cardiac surgery, orthopedics, family medicine, and neurosurgery. Thanks
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  3. WingZero

    WingZero Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Orthopedics - 5 year residency (plus 1 year fellowships)
    Family Medicine - 3 year residency (plus 1-2 year fellowships)
    Neurosurgery - 7 year residency (plus 1-3 year fellowships)
    Cardiac Surgery - 5 years of general surgery residency plus a required 3 year fellowship before you are considered a real cardiothoracic surgeon
  4. fourthyr

    fourthyr Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 22, 2001
    Don't forget that a lot of general surgery residencies are now a standard 7 years cuz they add in 2 yrs. of research. That 2 yrs. is helpful for academic gen. surgery but also for making you more competitive for cardiac surgery, etc.
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    I'll move this over to Rotations and Residencies for ya. :D

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