To become a physician you need a great deal of education. I will share with you my experience. I attended college for 4 years and received a bachelors degree. I spent one year in graduate school (this was extra!). Then there was 4 years of traditional medical school. I am a neurologist, so my first year following medical school was a medical internship and then a 3 year neurology residency. I followed this with a one year fellowship in Epilepsy. For me it was a 14 year journey after high school, but very much worth it for me. Sometimes the road ahead seems so long and far, but I think if you find your passion and follow your heart, you end up on the right path for you. Hard work, faith and dreams are so important in life. Good Luck to you Vanessa.