• Question: how do u become a orthopedic doctor

    Asked by paddypower123 to David, Mus, Tess, Yue on 15 May 2012.
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      Tess Newman answered on 15 May 2012:

      If you mean doctor as in medical doctor, then it is the same process as becoming any other doctor. Once you have been to medical school you have to spend 2 years working in a real hospital. Here you rotate around the different areas (A&E, gastro, surgery etc) deciding what you like. If the department also thinks you are good, then they will offer you a job with them once your 2 years are up. Sometimes you might have to do extra exams – if you want to become a surgeon for example