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How long does it take to become a doctor?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: College plus 4 years

To become a doctor in the U.
S., you must be a college graduate. Then you attend 4 years of medical school to become an md or do. Afterward, you do residency and become certified, which takes an additional 3-7 years.

In brief: College plus 4 years

To become a doctor in the U.
S., you must be a college graduate. Then you attend 4 years of medical school to become an md or do. Afterward, you do residency and become certified, which takes an additional 3-7 years.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Melvin Glover
Family Medicine

In brief: 8 years

8 years: 4 years undergraduate studies, 4 years medical school.
However, after completion of medical school, residency training in your chosen specialty varies. It is also worth mentioning that there are some programs (ie neoucom in ohio) that offer programs that allow you to complete undergrad and medical school in a total of 6 years.

In brief: 8 years

8 years: 4 years undergraduate studies, 4 years medical school.
However, after completion of medical school, residency training in your chosen specialty varies. It is also worth mentioning that there are some programs (ie neoucom in ohio) that offer programs that allow you to complete undergrad and medical school in a total of 6 years.
Dr. Melvin Glover
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