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If I were to study to be a physician, would there be a way to shorten the way to get a degree?

I'm not as smart, and for me takes a bit of time to understand. im also lazy.
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Zelanna’s Answer

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The only way to shorten the degree beyond those noted above (which is essentially, you cannot) is that a very select number of schools offer a formal pre-med to medical school program that shortens the pre-med to 2 years. This structure is more common outside of the US where there is less diversity around the high school experience and what students are actually taught (and for many of those countries a national exit exam is used).
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Aprile’s Answer

There is not a short way to receive your degree! There are accelerated programs which sometimes shorten your undergraduate and medical school journey by 1 year; however, almost all students that are interested in pursuing a career as a physician must do approximately 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of medical school, and then 3-7 years of residency. Hopefully this answers your question!
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Cameron’s Answer

No, technically there is no way to shorten the pre-med process.

However, some schools offer accelerated programs that high school students can apply to. Once accepted into these programs, students typically complete 3 years of undergraduate courses and then 4 years of medical school courses.

Another way you could "shorten" the process is by graduating from your undergraduate program early, which is what I did. But even though I completed college in 3 years, I had to study and work harder than my classmates during those years. In the end, I still had to complete the same number of courses, just in less time, which potentially required even more effort.

Studying to be a physician is a long journey and takes hard work. There is no rush, and if you are truly passionate about medicine, you will enjoy the hard work and your efforts will be worth it!
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Brooke’s Answer

It may also be beneficial to looking into PA school. PA schooling is for 3 years (beyond undergrad) and they also do not complete residnecy training (like physicians must). Thus, the training is much more consice than a physician's training.
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