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What do I need to do to become a neurosurgeon ?

I value helping people and also have high interest in the human body and discovering medical changes that can be beneficial to humanity #medicine #premed #brain #surgeon

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Holly’s Answer

You will need to go to college and then graduate school. I would start working at a hospital in anyway you can to gain exposure. You will also need a lot of volunteer hours to get into programs. I would suggest starting now if you're passionate about this career path. Study hard and never give up.
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Samara’s Answer

It is so great you are looking to some really interesting places to help people.

To become a Neurosurgeon, you first need to finish medical school--so you will need a bachelor's degree (undergraduate) which takes about 4 years, then to finish medical school which is another 4 years. Some schools have combined programs, which can be completed in 6 years.
After medical school, you will need to complete a residency program in General Surgery, which varies about 3-4 years. After that, you would need to complete a Fellowship program in Neurosurgery, which is approximately 7 years long. I know that sounds like a long time, but the training needed for a neurosurgeon is intensive because... well... you are working on people's brains.

So, the total after high school is approximately 18 years long.
Best of luck!
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