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What is needed to becoming an orthopedic surgeon?

I have always been fascinated by helping others. I am also interested in medicine in general- bones especially intrigue me. The anatomy of bones and functions in the body is unique yet in everyone.
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To become an orthopedic doctor, you must follow a similar education path as other physicians. Earn a bachelor’s degree in the sciences and go to medical school. Following medical school, complete an orthopedic residency; should you choose to specialize, continue training in a fellowship program. Once you are done with the training programs, you must pass the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) exam to be eligible for licensing. Pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination (COMLEX) to earn your license to practice medicine. These exams evaluate a doctor’s knowledge of their trade. Research the licensing qualifications in the state in which you wish to work.To become an orthopedic doctor, you must follow a similar education path as other physicians. Earn a bachelor’s degree in the sciences and go to medical school. Following medical school, complete an orthopedic residency; should you choose to specialize, continue training in a fellowship program. Once you are done with the training programs, you must pass the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) exam to be eligible for licensing. Pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination (COMLEX) to earn your license to practice medicine. These exams evaluate a doctor’s knowledge of their trade. Research the licensing qualifications in the state in which you wish to work.

ref# https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Career/Orthopedic-Surgeon/What-Is-How-to-Become

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Thank you very much Sachin this was very helpful information. Jeimy V.
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