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General surgeons are medical doctors who have completed a residency in general surgery. Their training requires at least 12 years of postsecondary education. Surgeons diagnose and repair diseases that require surgical intervention. To practice as a general surgeon, one must have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree and state licensure which requires completion of a general surgery residency. Most general surgeons are also board certified, which requires passage of standardized examination by the American Board of Surgery (for MD's), or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (for DO's).
Required Education Prerequisite college courses (2-4 years), Medical school (4 years), General surgery residency (5+ years) Licensure & Certification Board certification available, State medical license required Other Requirements Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit to maintain license and board certification after residency, DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances Projected Job Growth (2012-2022) 18% (for all physicians and surgeons) Average Salary (2013) $233,150 annually Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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