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What education is required of otolaryngologists?

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Otolaryngologists go to four years of medical school. They then have at least five years of special training. Finally, they need to pass an exam to be certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Some also get one or two years of training in a subspecialty.

From: What Is an Otolaryngologist? WebMD Medical Reference

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Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 21, 2017

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