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If a person wants to be like, say, a cardiac surgeon, how many years if extra training does he/she need to go through?

I was just wondering actually...I know that if you want to go into like a specific area of surgery, then you would need extra training in that field. #medicine #surgeons #us #cardiac


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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
Neurology
5-year residencies:
Surgery
Radiology
6-year residencies:
Urology
Neurosurgery


Cardiac surgeons do the 5 year general surgery residency then 2 years of cardiothoracic surgery fellowship

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Naiara’s Answer

Hi Qiqi,


After your 4 years of medical school, you could do a 5 year general surgery residency, and then another 2-3 years of cardiothoracic specialization (total 7-8 years), or you could try a combined program, that usually have a 6 year cardiothoracic surgery training.


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