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What kind of schooling do I need to become a surgeon?

I have dreamed of becoming a surgeon for a while and I want to know how many years I need to go to college and what I have to do after that. #surgeon

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JAMES SUCCESS’s Answer

How many years you would likely use in school is dependent on the school lined up curriculum and the continent you would want to study at .

For instance, universities in the United Kingdom provides you a 4years study scheme and you become a surgeon. Additionally, universities in places like Cyprus avail you a 5-6 years study scheme and in places like Nigeria, you have to study for 6years and the 7th year will be your housemamship.

Its now left for you to decide putting on your thinking cap and considering other variables like the tuition fee because tuition fees as well varies per countries.
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In the United States, the typical path to becoming a surgeon is 4 years of college (sometimes more or less, but need a bachelor's degree), 4 years of medical school, and 5 or more years of residency (the length depends slightly upon specialty as neurosurgery is 7 or more years, as well as on whether there is a year of research built into the program, which adds a year). At that point, most surgeons these days do an extra year or two of fellowship to subspecialties within their field. One addition is that some people choose to do a year of work or research between and undergraduate degree and medical school. All of that being said, once you graduate from medical school, you start getting paid (although not a lot during residency and fellowship), so you don't need to incur additional school debt after that, and after the first year or two of medical school, much of the learning is in clinical rotations, as opposed to classroom learning, so the dynamic of learning changes. In short, it takes at least 13 years of schooling/training after high school to become a surgeon.
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