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What is a residency for medical school?

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Richard’s Answer

After college and medical school, physicians complete a residency for additional training. These can last 3-6 years and are sometimes followed by an additional year or two of fellowship subspecialty training.

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Estelle’s Answer

Medical school is the foundation for medical training, but residency is the time for doctors to get the experience to practice taking care of patients with a supervising attending physician. It's similar to the difference between reading about surgery and performing surgery.

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Blake’s Answer

Hey Jeff,

To my understanding, residency is like an apprenticeship. It's after medical school and you're actually working in your field with the supervision of a physician.


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Dan’s Answer

Dr. A is right. A vast majority of us do residency after medical school. Can't do much with a medical degree without it.