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How long do you have to be in college for a doctorates degree?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

For a doctorate in medicine, usually 4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school, and 3-7 yrs in residency (post-graduated training).
For a doctorate in other fields (phd), 4 yrs college, 2-4 yrs graduate school.

In brief: Depends

For a doctorate in medicine, usually 4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school, and 3-7 yrs in residency (post-graduated training).
For a doctorate in other fields (phd), 4 yrs college, 2-4 yrs graduate school.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Several years ago, the average duration of graduate school for a PhD was 5 years. That is post-college training. Some combined degree programs may be shorter.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
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In brief: 8 years

Approximately 8 years with some requiring an extra year or two depending on the pace at which some people take their course work.

In brief: 8 years

Approximately 8 years with some requiring an extra year or two depending on the pace at which some people take their course work.
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