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How many years of schooling does it take to be in the medical field

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Would studying to be a doctor take a long time? How many years? #doctor #medicine #medical #healthcare

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I have a friends who are doctors or in training and here is what I know. At minimum, its a long training requirement

  1. 4 years to get a bachelors degree
  2. 4 years medical school
  3. 3-7 years in residency depending on specialty

It takes even longer if you choose to specialize in surgery.

I would go ahead and speak to pre-med counselors in colleges, who could best advise you on this.