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Do you have to have a masters degree to be a doctor?

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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.

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

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.
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Alecia’s Answer

https://study.com/requirements_to_become_a_doctor.html
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Hwal’s Answer

Rachel,

You only need to have competed your bachelor's degree to be eligible to apply to medical schools, if this is what you were asking.

Good much!

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alyssa’s Answer

It depends on what you want to be, for me since I want to be an orthopedic surgeon. I have to have a bachelor's, 4 years of medical school, and 5 years of residency.
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Rachel’s Answer

Hi Rachel,

No you do not. You need a 4 year college degree followed by 4 years of medical school.
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