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What are the different time commitment between each specialty?

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Rachel’s Answer

One of the many reasons I chose Podiatry has to do with this question!
First you should have a 4 year undergraduate degree with the following pre-requisites:
Biology
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physics
English
Psychology/Sociology
Biochemistry
Statistics
Sometimes calculus
After completing these, podiatry is 4 years. The first two years are usually taken alongside medical students. For me, I love podiatry because you have a specialty right away (foot & ankle). Additionally, you begin learning surgical techniques your very first year of school, as all Podiatrists are also trained in foot & ankle surgery.
For all specialties in podiatry with the exception of general podiatry, residencies are 3 years long....this is much shorter than many traditional medical doctors as they do not get to specialize until residency.
Specialties include:
Sports Medicine
Orthopedics
Diabetic care
Surgery
Pediatrics
Geriatrics
Radiology
Dermatology
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Richard’s Answer

All specialties require 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school. Next follows residency.

3-year residencies:
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics
4-year residencies:
OB/GYN
Orthopedics
Pathology
5-year residencies:
Surgery
Radiology
6-year residencies:
Urology
Neurosurgery


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