A 36-year-old member asked:
how much time does it take to be a surgeon?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John cuong Doan answered
18 years experience Family Medicine
It depends on the: type of surgery you wish to perform. Generally speaking, you need 4 years of undergraduate studies to get a Bachelor's, then 4 years of medical school for the MD degree. Then you do your residency training which is 3 years for general surgery and orthopedics and then your specialty surgery training (e.g. 2-4 years for oncological, urological, or neurological) called fellowships.
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
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