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What is the shortest Residency program in the USA?

Discussion in 'Specialties' started by therook10, May 13, 2017.

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  1. therook10

    therook10 New Member

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    I'm not anywhere near residency yet but in the USA what are the shorters and longest programs?
     
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  2. rosequartz

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    #2 rosequartz, Jul 23, 2017
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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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  3. DrEgan

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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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  4. yuriokon

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    Great lost! Now I'm the USA internal medicine is a must?
     
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  5. TheDoc

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    Three (3) years is the bare minimum for residency in the USA. Good luck!
     
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