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What classes do I need to take to become an orthopedic surgeon?

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What classes do I need to take to become an orthopedic surgeon? I am often asked by students in high school, college, or even medical school what classes are necessary to become an orthopedic surgeon.Answer: I think it's a good idea to become familiar with orthopedics before committing to a career in this specialty. However, there are no required classes in high school or college to develop a career in orthopedics. In fact, most medical schools and orthopedic residency programs are more interested in students who have a well-rounded background with diverse interests, rather than a student who only knows one field. By having a broad background, admission committees often believe that applicants have a better understanding of "what's out there" and better knowledge of what they want to do in life. There's plenty of time in orthopedic residency to get specific training--high school and college are your opportunities to explore other fields. Orthopedic residency programs do want to see ... more
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What classes do I need to take to become an orthopedic surgeon?I am often asked by students in high school, college, or even medical school what classes are necessary to become an orthopedic surgeon. Answer: I think it's a good idea to become familiar with orthopedics before committing to a career in this specialty. However, there are no required classes in high school or college to develop a career in orthopedics. In fact, most medical schools and orthopedic residency programs are more interested in students who have a well-rounded background with diverse interests, rather than a student who only knows one field. By having a broad background, admission committees often believe that applicants have a better understanding of "what's out there" and better knowledge of what they want to do in life. There's plenty of time in orthopedic residency to get specific training--high school and college are your opportunities to explore other fields. Orthopedic residency programs do want to see ... more
orthopedics.about.com
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