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Orthopedic surgeons complete up to 14 years of formal education:
After establishing a licensed practice, orthopedic surgeons must pass both
oral and written examinations given by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
"To be admitted to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a surgeon
has to pass both parts of the board exam, provide a history of their surgical
procedures, and be well regarded in their community, since personal evaluations
are critical," says Dr. Jacob Rozbruch.
Throughout their careers, orthopedic surgeons continue to spend many hours
studying and attending courses to stay current and to maintain their skills.