Residency Lengths

This is a quick reference for residency training lengths from shortest to longest. Not surprisingly, many of the primary care residences are the shortest while the surgical round out the longest.

Transitional/Preliminary: 1 year

Emergency Medicine: 3-4 years

Family Practice: 3 years

Internal Medicine: 3 years

Pediatrics: 3 years

Obstetrics-Gynecology: 4 years

Pathology: 4 years

Psychiatry: 4 years

Anesthesiology: 3 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

Dermatology: 3 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

Neurology: 3 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

Opthamology: 3 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

Physical Medicine: 3 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

Diagnostic Radiology: 4 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

Radiation Oncology: 4 years plus PGY-1 Transitional/Preliminary

General Surgery: 5 years

Orthopaeic Surgery:  5 years (includes 1 year of general surgery)

Otolaryngology: 5 years (includes 1 year of general surgery)

Plastic Surgery: 5-6 years (includes 1 year of general surgery)

Neurological Surgery: 6 years (includes 1 year of general surgery)

 

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