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Discussion in 'Specialties' started by therook10, May 13, 2017.
I'm not anywhere near residency yet but in the USA what are the shorters and longest programs?
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'
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.
Great lost! Now I'm the USA internal medicine is a must?
Three (3) years is the bare minimum for residency in the USA. Good luck!