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Residencies: doctors have it figured out

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Your BSN programs are different in the US, but it is very possible to do four years of clinical. Canadian universities have clinical years 1 through 4. The prerequisities aren't included in that time. Prerequisities are completed prior to entry, making your schooling a total of 5 years.

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Your BSN programs are different in the US' date=' but it is very possible to do four years of clinical. Canadian universities have clinical years 1 through 4. The prerequisities aren't included in that time. Prerequisities are completed prior to entry, making your schooling a total of 5 years.[/quote']

I'm Canadian and in a BScN program, and like you mentioned we have 4 years of clinical. But I will graduate after a total of 4 years, as there were no prerequisites we entered into the nursing program right from high school.

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You've taken the prerequisite courses in high school. For people who do not go straight into nursing school after high school (such as myself) there is a year of prerequisites, if you do not have them.

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Your BSN programs are different in the US' date=' but it is very possible to do four years of clinical. Canadian universities have clinical years 1 through 4. The prerequisities aren't included in that time. Prerequisities are completed prior to entry, making your schooling a total of 5 years.[/quote']

Yes, I did five years total including prerequisites and we had clinical during all four years.

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There are recent work restrictions on residencies. Interns work 80 hours per week, upper level residents can work many more hours than that. There is also talk that they will increase the work hour limit, as many believe that post-graduate training is not sufficient. I would also like to point out that before these work hour restrictions residency would easily mean >120 hours a week, for up to 8 years, not counting fellowship. Just something to think about when comparing older doctors to younger ones. What I'm really trying to say is, if you do decide, as a profession, to start residencies, it will rapidly become mandatory. And everybody will have to do it to get a job. Which will basically double the amount of time you are required to be trained.

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