I'm trying to become a general surgeon what do i need to become it ?
BACHELOR'S DEGREE – Before entering medical school, aspiring surgeons must complete undergraduate school to earn a bachelor's degree. These 4-year degrees do not have to focus specifically on medicine; however, curricula should focus heavily on the physical sciences to prepare students for the strong emphasis on science in medical school. Courses in anatomy, biology, chemistry, math and physiology may be beneficial.
MEDICAL DEGREE – With bachelor's degrees, students are prepared to attend medical school and pursue Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degrees. M.D. degree program curricula are generally divided into two years of foundational medical courses followed by two years of clinical clerkships. During clerkships, students work directly with patients, applying classroom instruction obtained in the first two years to diagnose illnesses and provide healthcare.
POST-DOCTORAL SURGICAL TRAING – After medical school, students typically continue their medical training in residency programs, gaining practical experience in a chosen specialty under the supervision of licensed surgeons, these programs can last 3-7 years depending on the specialty, though general surgery residencies typically take five years to complete.
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Pass the MCAT exam and have a respectable score so that you can get admission to a teaching univ/hospital. This is not easy and it requires a lot of work and talent.
Study for four years in a teaching univ/hospital and based on how well you do, you will do a residency for few more years.
Sometimes you don't get to pick what you want to do if the hospitals/univ that will accept you do not want you to do what you want to do. This is life and reality unless you are extremely good at what you have done.