Residency length

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  1. birdflysatnite

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    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
     
  2. WingZero

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    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
     
  3. fourthyr

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    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.
     
  4. Winged Scapula

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    I'll move this over to Rotations and Residencies for ya. :D
     

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