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What is the shortest Residency program in the USA?

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Here's a link that lists the length of residencies in USA. Hope this helps.

 

EDIT: I posted the list below just in case the link does not open up.

 

  • Emergency Medicine: 3 - 4 years
  • Family Practice: 3 years
  • Internal Medicine: 3 years
  • Pediatrics: 3 years
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: 4 years
  • Pathology: 4 years
  • Psychiatry: 4 years
  • General Surgery: 5 years
  • Neurosurgery: 7 years
  • Orthopedic Surgery: 5 years (includes 1 year of general surgery)
  • Otolaryngology (ENT): 5 years
  • Urology: 5 years (includes 1 year of general surgery)
  • Plastic Surgery: 6 years
  • Anesthesiology: 3 years plus PGY - 1 Transitional / Preliminary
  • Dermatology: 3 years plus PGY -1 Transitional / Preliminary
  • Neurology: 3 years plus PGY -1 Transitional / Preliminary
  • Ophthalmology: 3 years plus PGY -1 Transitional / Preliminary
  • Physical Medicine: 3-4 years
  • Diagnostic Radiology: 4 years plus PGY -1 Transitional / Preliminary
  • Allergy and Immunology: 3 years (Internal Medicine or Pediatrics)
     
  • Transitional / Preliminary: 1 year

 

Source: Washing University St. Louis 'Length of Residencies'

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The minimum is three years regardless of specialty. Of course, some specialties require more, but three is the bare minimum for a first-time resident. The link posted above appears to be accurate.

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