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how many years you have to do to become a surgeon

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Richard’s Answer

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It typically takes 13 years. 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 5 years of residency.

During college you must complete a bachelors degree in any field while completing the prerequisite courses.

Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters

Some medical schools require humanities and social/behavioral science courses.

It is also important to get good grades in college. 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.

During college, students take the MCAT and apply to medical school.

Medical school lasts 4 years. During medical school you pick a specialty and apply to residency.

Residency for general surgery lasts 5 years.

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Rachel’s Answer

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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. GPA should probably be 3.5 or better. 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 apply for a 1-3 year fellowship. This = 14+ years of school after high school.
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Sachin’s Answer

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All physicians, including surgeons, must first complete an undergraduate degree program, usually in a science area such as biology or chemistry. Following undergraduate school, you then must complete four years of medical school and a three-year residency.

Source: https://learn.org/articles/What_Qualifications_Do_I_Need_to_Be_a_Surgeon.html

I hope this helps!
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