How Long Does It Take To Become A Surgeon?

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asked Dec 23, 2016 in Employment & Careers by Jaybird (12,300 points)
I'm 18 and thinking I want to go to College to become a Surgeon.

How long does the college course for becoming a Surgeon take?

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answered Dec 23, 2016 by Lilly21 (57,740 points)
That's a good career to get into. Surgeons will always be needed.

Surgeons must meet a set of challenging education requirements.

These generally include four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school leading to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, and three to eight years of surgical residency at a hospital.

So You're looking at around 12 years before you can operate on somebody.

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