How to Select a Surgical School
New doctors graduating from medical schools with Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degrees sometimes go directly into family practice. Most continue into residency programs, such as surgery, to become specialists. If practice is most important to you, choose a residency that does not emphasize research as much.
Consider the following when looking for surgical schools:
- All colleges of surgery do not offer all specialties, so pick some which have the ones you want.
- Most surgeons do research for one to three years of their residency.
- Look at the school's national reputation, particularly in your field of interest.
- Surgical residencies carry a salary and benefits, so compare packages.
10 Schools with Surgical Programs
|Ohio State University||4-year, Public|
|University of Florida||4-year, Public|
|Michigan State University||4-year, Public|
|University of South Florida||4-year, Public|
|New York University||4-year, Private|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||4-year, Public|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus||4-year, Public|
|University of California-Los Angeles||4-year, Public|
|University of Arizona||4-year, Public|
|Temple University||4-year, Public|