The answer to this question begins with where you would like to ultimately be in your career. Since you know that you would like to be a surgeon, I would encourage you to meet and engage with a mentor who is a surgeon. Ask him or her how they began their career, follow their example but make changes to meet your goals.
All schools and paths are different. So the best advice that I can encourage is to find an area in the field that you would like to concentrate on and a medical college that will help you to reach your goals. Find out the requirements for admittance and you will know where to begin. However, most students start with a science degree, go on to a medical college for their medical degree and concentration of surgical science. The amount of years it will take will depend on your career goals, your college and medical school choices.
I hope these words encourage you!
Angelica recommends the following next steps:
- Find a mentor who is a surgeon.
- Make a list of colleges and medical schools you would like to attend to reach your goals and then apply.