How to become an orthopedic surgeon?

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Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao      Post Date: 04 Jul 2023        
An orthopaedic surgeon is a surgeon having knowledge about the musculoskeletal system of human beings. They will have the knowledge required to diagnose and treat ailments related to bones and muscles. They have to get their names registered after obtaining the necessary qualifications to practice as an Orthopaedic surgeon.

Orthopaedic surgeons will be doctors who correct problems in bones and nerves through surgery. In cases where there is no necessity for surgery, they may treat the patient with nonsurgical methods. They may suggest medication or some sort of physical therapy.

The following are the steps to be taken to become an orthopaedic surgeon.

1. Complete intermediate or 12th class or any other equivalent examination with Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences. Your 12th-class marks may not give you the seat. You have to face an entrance test. So a student who wants to become an orthopaedic surgeon should concentrate on the entrance test also simultaneously while doing +2 or intermediate.

2. In India NEET is the entrance test for admission to undergraduate courses in medical sciences. So any candidate who wants to become a doctor should clear NEET UG with the required cut-off marks. These cut-off marks may vary from year to year. So a student should concentrate on this test also and should get a proper rank to get admitted to this course.

3. Complete MBBS. Seats in this course will be given based on the rank obtained in NEET. NEET is a national-level test. The minimum age required is 17 years to attend NEET. In MBBS all fundamentals related human body and all organs of the body.

4. Then attend NEET PG. NEET PG is the admission test that is mandatory to get admitted to a PG medical course.

5. After completing NEET PG. the candidate can take admission to MS with specialisation in orthopaedic surgery.

6. Once you complete your MS You must get registered as a registered medical practitioner. Then you can join any corporate hospital or government hospital as Surgeon. Alternatively, you can join with a senior independent practising surgeon and work to gain some good experience and then you can start your own Practice.

There will be a lot of demand for orthopaedic surgeons as these days we see many people getting injured in accidents and in other unwanted incidents. Such deceased people require medical attention and treatment or surgery from these doctors.
Author: Ramya      Post Date: 05 Jul 2023        
To become an orthopedic surgeon one has to follow these general steps:

1. First, a candidate has to complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in pre-medical courses, including chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. A candidate has to maintain a high GPA during the course.

2. And after completion of the undergraduate program, a candidate has to prepare for Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), which is a requirement for admission into most medical colleges. Then candidates have to complete a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), which takes four years to complete.

3. After completion of the M.D or D.O course, candidates have to undertake a residency program in orthopedic surgery which typically lasts for 5 years.

4. After completion of the residency program, candidates have to obtain a medical license to practice medicine in the country or state where the candidate is intended to work.

5. Candidates can also consider completing the fellowship program which is optional to further specialize in a specific area of Orthopedic surgery. This fellowship program typically lasts for 1 to 2 years.

6. After completion of the residency program and fellowship program, the candidate may choose to become board certified in orthopedic surgery. This board certification demonstrates candidates' expertise and proficiency in the field.

7. An orthopedic surgeon has to stay up to date with the latest techniques, research, and development in the field, so candidates have to participate in Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs and have to join professional organizations to access educational resources, and have touch with other surgeons.
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