How do you pursue a Career in Orthopedic Surgery?

Published By Rakshanda Tiwari, 22 Aug 2019

Career in Orthopedic Surgery
There are many nuances of a Career in Orthopedic Surgery. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Orthopedic Surgery actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Orthopedic Surgery. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Orthopedic Surgery, I found this amazing page: - Specialist/Career-in-Orthopedic-Surgery/hindi 

Dr Subhash Shalya's perspective!

Dr Subhash Shalya is an experienced professional with 23 years in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr Subhash Shalya has worked in Orthopedic Surgery as Sr Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon in Various Hospitals. In Dr Subhash Shalya's own words, this is how Dr Subhash Shalya got into Orthopedic Surgery: "After completing my MBBS from SNMC, BR Ambedkar University Agra, I did my MS in Orthopedics & then in Surgery from SN Medical College Agra, UP. In 1994, I did my PGCR in Rehabilitation from All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai. In 1990, I started working as a Sr Consultant for various hospitals and later in 1995 I got associated as Full Time Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital where I worked for more than 9 years. In 2005, I started my own clinic & rehabilitation centre named Bone Joints Care Foundation of India which is an NGO in the field of rehabilitation of pediatric and geriatric patients suffering from disabilities and deformities. I am also associated with Fortis C-Doc Hospital New Delhi, Max Hospital Noida & NMC Hospital Noida as a visiting Sr Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon." 

Career Video on Orthopedic Surgery

In a video, Dr Subhash Shalya has talked about various aspects of a Career in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr Subhash Shalya started by explaining Orthopedic Surgery as: "Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgery is surgery performed by a medical specialist, such as an orthopedist or orthopaedic surgeon, trained to deal with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body." The video gave me so much food for thought.
It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Orthopedic Surgery, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Orthopedic Surgery. Dr Subhash Shalya touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Joint Replacement

  • Spine Surgery

  • Sports Injury Surgery

  • Ilizarov Surgery

  • Hand Surgery

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

  • Traumatology

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Dr Subhash Shalya then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Orthopedic Surgery:

  • Communication Skills

  • Empathy

  • Moral Values

  • Competence

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Dr Subhash Shalya believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Orthopedic Surgery:

  • Satisfaction

  • Respect & Recognition

  • Monetary Benefits

  • Work life Balance

It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Dr Subhash Shalya believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Orthopedic Surgery:

  • Handling Emergencies

  • Upgradation

In the final section of the video Dr Subhash Shalya talks about How a day goes in a Career in Orthopedic Surgery. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Orthopedic Surgery, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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