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How long does it take to get your phD to become a doctor?

Updated San Diego, California

I really want to be a doctor and I am wondering how long it will take me to get through college. #doctor #medicine #healthcare #university #health #hospital-and-health-care #phd #time

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Ana’s Answer

Updated Longwood, Florida

Four years for medical school, a minimum of three years for residency, and a few more if you want to specialize with a fellowship. Oh, and when you graduate you are a Doctor of Medicine, not a PhD.

Some schools give you the option of pursuing both your MD/DO and a PhD. A MD/DO is a clinical doctorate whereas a PhD is a research doctorate.