do you first need to go to community college then go to a university to be a plastic surgeon?
Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.
Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters
Hi Fabian! Great question. The steps required to become a plastic surgeon are many, but certainly not impossible! It requires 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and then 6-10 years of residency. As long as you have met the pre-medical requirements in community college and taken the required exams, you wouldn't need to complete a 4 year university education. Hope this helps!