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For neurosurgeon, what classes do you need to take in high school and college and how many years for college?

I'm interested in this though I know that medical careers can get expensive and require extensive schooling. Idaho isn't the best state for this I know. neurosurgeon medical

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Jessica’s Answer

I am very proud of you for thinking ahead of time. This advice might not work for your state but it is available in most areas in the country. Good GPA and what your teachers tell you is a good idea but they don't tell you about free stuff. Do some research about CLEP exams and modernstates.com in your state. I took one CLEP exam that I believe I paid around $80, did well received enough credits for two classes, that is cheaper than community college and you can take as many CLEP exams as your future college allows. mordernstates.com is a free website to prep you for the CLEP exam, they even give you vouchers to take the exam for free to complete your college education for a whole year. It is a very incredible feeling of not having to eventually take extra student loans and potentially graduate early as well
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Valerie’s Answer

Hi Quay,
I am currently a medical student and luckily the courses you take in high school won't determine if you become a neurosurgeon or not. You will want to take classes in high school that will help you learn your basic sciences that will prepare you for college. I took anatomy, chemistry, physics, biology, and microbiology. These courses helped me during my time in college. After 4 years of college, you will have 4 years of medical school, and then you will enter residency for neurosurgery. You will begin to get paid during this time, but you still have 6-8 more years of "training." I hope this helps!
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