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What is the quickest medical degree?


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David’s Answer

Any medical degree would require 4 years of college with a minimum requirement of Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics and other sciences. Then another 3-4 years of Medical schools. At that point, an MD degree is earned and an internship of 2-4 years is started followed by specialization. The easiest and shortest is probably podiatry

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Marie’s Answer

It depends what you mean by medical degree. If you're referring to an MD (medial doctor) or DO (doctor of osteopathy) it takes 4 years of college, 4 years of med school and a 3 year residency. You can choose to be a PA (physicians assistant) and work closely with doctors, a PA does many of the same functions and it requires far less schooling (usually a college degree and 3 year program but sometimes less.
A Nurse Practitioner also functions much like a PA or medical doctor with some exceptions. Depending n what state you live in an NP or PA can set up their own private practice. An NP degree usually takes a 4 year college degree then a Master's degree but this is changing, in some states an NP requires a doctoral degree in nursing.
Many MD's I have worked with recommend NP school rather than med school, largely due to the cost of med school.

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Carmelita’s Answer

While traditional medical school is a 4 year curriculum, some universities offer a 6-year combined bachelor degree-MD degree program. These programs are extremely competitive and the pace, as one could imagine, is intense.

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