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What is needed to become a Orthopedic Surgeon

So Im a 11th grade student, im in a medical program at school which gets me more help and more experience on what gets me to a position on where I need to be. #medical-school #medicine #healthcare #doctor

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Balveer! The previous answers do a good job at highlighting the steps necessary and I would like to offer my insight. The medical program at your school sounds great for experience and I would be sure to continue with experiences as an undergrad in college. I would be sure to seek out a premed adviser and make sure you know what classes to take for medical school. These classes are known as prerequisites for medical school, such as biology, chemistry, physics, etc. As an undergrad if you are a Biology or another traditional science major most of these classes are covered but you can be any major and incorporate the prereqs into your schedule for the span of 4 years (I was a Psychology major). There is usually a sheet in the Biology department of the campus you are attending that lists all classes to take as well as recommended ones- most of the information can be found online. I would also recommend to check out MedicalSchoolHQ- Dr.Gray on Youtube, he is a physician and has very great advice from premed path to medical school even with great information on the details of what it takes to be a competitive applicant and how to stand out in your essays for when applying! I would also recommended to get experience in the medical field as an undergrad, such as clinical volunteering, community service, shadowing, research, etc. There isn't really a "checklist" for medical school applications but it is good to be a well-rounded applicant and have experiences that show you care about others and medicine. I would recommend to check out AAMC/AACOMAS further more for information on medical school, how to apply and MCAT information.

Please let me know if you have more questions!
I wish you the best!
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Dr. Stella Lisk’s Answer

A desire and commitment to be a surgeon
Willingness to put in the work.
Pre - med or other life science major for a bachelor's degree, pass the the MCAT entry exam, medical school, residency then fellowship.
These are the basics of course.
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Zahid’s Answer

On the average, it takes approximately 14 years to meet all the requirements to become a board certified orthopedic surgeon. Because they study the vast and complex nature of the body's framework, future orthopedic surgeons must have excellent test scores, a high GPA, and recommendations from their teachers or employers.

The typical path to board certification is:

Earn a bachelor's degree

Pass the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Complete medical school as DO or MD

Complete residency

Complete fellowship

Earn national and/or state license

Become board certified

You can learn more about it details at : https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/how-to-become-orthopedic-surgeon
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Andres’s Answer

The path to become an Orthopedic surgeon includes a bachelor degree and completion of premed courses. Passing the MCAT; 4 years of med school; residency, fellowship. All this can take approximately 14 years.
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Dr. Stella Lisk’s Answer

A desire and commitment to be a surgeon
Willingness to put in the work.
Pre - med or other life science major for a bachelor's degree, pass the the MCAT entry exam, medical school, residency then fellowship.
These are the basics of course.
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