in reality, the shortest residency is 3 years to become a general internal medicine doc or 3 years to become an ER doc then you will at least find jobs
Which specialty has the shortest residency?
Primary care specialties tends to have the shortest residency.
- Family Practice (3 yrs)
- Internal Medicine (3 yrs)
- Pediatrics (3 yrs)
Which residency is the easiest?
The USA: Easiest to get into is Family, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. Easiest to go through is Psychiatry, then Family Medicine and PM&R. But it depends on personality.
How long is a typical residency in primary care?
Medical residency is a minimum of three years for primary care physicians and some other specialties, and up to five years for some surgical specialties. Some medical specialties require additional years of fellowship training after residency training.
What is the shortest time to become a doctor?
If you are admitted to a flexible-schedule medical school directly after college graduation, you will graduate medical school in as little as 3 years or as much as 5 years. You will be 23 to 25 years old. The shortest US medical residency training programs are three years.
What is the hardest residency to get into?
Competitive programs that are the most difficult to match into include:
- General Surgery.
- Orthopedic Surgery.
- Plastic Surgery.
- Radiation Oncology.
How many fellowships can a doctor do?
Yes, you can do more than one fellowship if you desire.