How many years in total does it take to become a doctor? I want to be a family medicine.
I want to be a family medicine doctor, how many years in total does it take to become a doctor? I want to go to VCU university.
It is a long process and I’m not done with it at this point, but there is a lot of rewarding aspects. I would recommend keeping your mind open. When I first started I was dead set on doing one speciality, and after spending time in that speciality I realized it wasn’t for me. Good luck and I am glad that I can help out.
Vilash Reddy MD
Great choice! I went to med school at VCU SOM and was very glad I did. (I am also working with a Family Med physician who trained there, and she is exceptional). I learned how to be a caring doctor, how to be prepared and well-informed for my patients, and how to function and be helpful as part of a busy team. It was great training! Others have already answered your question about how long it takes so I won’t repeat that info. If you have other questions about med school or VCU in particular please reply. Keep in mind that it does sound like a long journey, but so much of your post-college training is hands-on, the time will FLY. Remember, you will have lots of supervision so your “mistakes” (as someone mentioned in their answer) don’t hurt anyone. You will also have lots of support in your classmates who are going through the same journey. You’ve got this.