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How much time does Orthopedic surgery consume on average per week?


To understand about orthopedic surgery, perhaps volunteering with an orthopedic doctor would get you the answer. I hope this helps. Angela Redito Ichinose

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Rachel’s Answer

A typical week would include two days of clinic and three days of operating. At least one of those days would include taking ER call in case any injured patients came to the emergency room and needed an injury to be fixed. In the morning, prior to clinic or the OR, you would round on your hospitalized patients and make sure they were doing well. If it is a clinic day, you would then report to your office and see patients prior to operating on them or after operating on them.

Most orthopedic surgeons work 40-60 hours per week.

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Richard’s Answer

During medical school and residency, you won’t be in control of your own schedule which makes family time difficult to obtain. However, after training, you can be in more control and can choose what practice to join based on your needs. You can work less and have more time for family at the cost of making less money and possibly consulting on less interesting cases.

Up to 100 hours per week during residency
40-60 hours per week in practice.

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Nirav’s Answer

1 hour

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