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How many years does a bridge over take in College in the medical field?

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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.
Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance. Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses. During college Try to find opportunities to pursue research. Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them. During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it. Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.

Medical school takes 4 years to complete.

After medical school physicians complete a residency for additional training. These can last 3-6 years and are sometimes followed by an additional year or two of fellowship subspecialty training.

So in total, about 11 to 15 years after high school. Good luck!

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kinjal’s Answer

Very much depends on what you currently are and where you aim to get to.

Neurosurgery training takes 7 years versus internal medicine doctor takes just 3.

So all depends

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Estelle’s Answer

All physicians require:
-A college degree including the pre-med requirements and MCAT
-4 years of medical school
-3 or more years of residency, depending on the specialty chosen

Good Luck!