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How long/ how much schooling is there when it comes to becoming general,peds surgeon or when it comes to going into OBGYN?

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Rachel’s Answer

General surgery is a great field requiring a medical doctorate. This means that you will have to complete college with a bachelor’s degree as well as all of the Pre-med requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry). GPA should probably be 3.5 or better (preferably >3.8). You will also have to score well on the MCAT. Once accepted to medical school, as long as you pass your classes and perform reasonably well during your four years of medical training, you can apply for a general surgery 5 year residency. Following that, you will likely apply for a 1-3 year fellowship. This career path requires 14+ years of school after high school but is very fulfilling and challenging work.
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Richard’s Answer

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.

Medical school takes 4 years to complete.

After medical school physicians complete a residency for additional training.

4 years for ob/gyn

5 years for general surgery.
Additional 2 years for pediatric surgery

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Kam’s Answer

Hello! Thanks for reaching out. I am not an obstetrician, but I think it takes at least 4-6 years to become one once you have completed your Bachelors degree. Good luck!

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