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How to Become a Good Orthopedic Surgeon

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Orthopedic surgery is a special branch of surgery in medical science, which deals with the musculoskeletal system of the human body. Orthopedic surgeon uses both surgical and nonsurgical method to treat different kind of orthopedic injuries like sports injury, musculoskeletal trauma, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

In this article we are going to elaborate how to become a good orthopedic surgeon to treat injuries for the betterment of human kind.

Do you want to be an orthopedic surgeon: - Orthopedic surgeon uses both surgical and nonsurgical method to treat different kind of orthopedic injuries like sports injury, musculoskeletal trauma, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. In addition to performing surgery; orthopedic surgeons also treat injuries by non-surgical method; they also perform physical examination of patient by which they decide what kind of treatment is to given to the patient. Being an orthopedic is not so easy, it takes a lot of understanding of the subject and experience in the field, and they should be ready to work in emergency conditions if required. Pressure under the operation theatre is very high; surgeons have to remain calm and focused while operating patients.

Common requirements for being Orthopedic Surgeon:

  1. One must have medical degree.
  2. Doctors must have license from the concerned authority.
  3. Orthopedic doctors must reside at training hospital as resident doctor.
  4. Orthopedic surgeons must excel in the skills required for surgery and the one should have better communication and organizational skills.

Students aiming to become an orthopedic surgeon in Pune should fulfill the requirements to get admission in the medical college. Students need to take biology and other science subjects as major to get admission in medical college and one has to appear in the concerned medical entrance exam. Medical entrance is a hard nut to crack, student must be hard working and remain focused to his goals.

Medical course is of 5 years in which they learn the basics of medical sciences in first year and with every passing year; students start to grow into a better and better doctor. In the first three years of the course most of the time is spent in class and labs where they learn about microbiology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. The final two years are spent in clinical rotations in the hospital of the college with specialized doctors. Students get an opportunity to gain experience in orthopedics with additional specialization in pediatrics, radiology, gynecology, anesthesiology and psychology too.

Students have to work hard to learn these skills because these skills are going to be the pillars of their success as the orthopedic surgeon and practitioner.

After completing their medical course students have to appear for licensing exam to get their license in order practice as a doctor in any hospital or to start their own clinic.

Orthopedic surgery course is a five year resident program in which student has to reside at the hostel of college for the next five years. They are going to learn the nuances of surgery at the hospital owned by the college. This five-year program leverage doctors a promising opportunity to complete surgical training in different areas like general surgery, surgical ICU, internal medicine and the emergency room. In addition, future trainings are offered in surgical sub domains, like cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery. As a resident doctor, student gain more experience in the program, they have more opportunity to polish themselves as good orthopedic surgeon and begin to focus more on orthopedics, so that they can perform surgery of neck, spine, legs, hands more comfortably and successfully.

At the end of the five years program for orthopedic surgery student has to appear in an exam to gain certificates for orthopedic surgeon. Specialization is given in the areas of sport medicine, shoulder and elbows, spine rehabilitation, trauma, hand and joint replacement. To gain certification as orthopedic surgeon students need to have specialization in orthopedics and has to pass the concerned exam.

Well acquiring the tag of orthopedic surgeon is not an easy task to accomplish but real passion and zeal to achieve your goal will propel you in the direction of accomplishment.

Jehangir Hospital happens to be one of the college-cum-hospitals in the country and they are well known for the orthopedic course they provide. The college has a reputed history of producing meticulous orthopedic practitioners.

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