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Where is the best place to go to becoming a surgeon?

I am a 8th grade student, I want to be a orthopedic surgeon #surgery #medicine #doctor #surgeon #premed

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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 college that suits your personality and 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.
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

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.

Top programs for surgical residency include:

Johns Hopkins University.
Massachusetts General Hospital.
University of California (San Francisco)
Duke University Hospital.
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center.
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium.
University of Michigan Health System.
Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Hi Richard, this doesn't directly answer the question. What are some schools that have a great program for surgeons? Gurpreet Lally

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F’s Answer

As you enter high school sit down with the counselor and sign up for the early entrance to medical school program they have. Earn As and volunteer during the summers to gain letters of your integrity. You will have to take a test called the MCAT. You can invest in used MCAT study books. During the summers study these books, so they become natural information to you by the time you have to take it. Learn Organic Chemistry, even though it is not really used in medical school or in practice, the MCAT requires you know it, and medical schools require you take it in university.

With early admittance programs you do 3 years of university and 4 years of medical school. After you gain your residency you are a MD, but you have to get your specific training in the field of your choice for a few years. Surgery and Radiology have the longest time. You have to have stamina, good vision, strong legs, steady hands, and the ability to coach a team of all levels of people. If you work on these things you will have the a good future in the medical field.

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Rachel’s Answer

Any 4 year university should be able to provide you with all of the premed requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry). I would look at each school individually and see which fits your personality and desired major (does not have to be science) best.