What It Takes to Become a Surgeon?

Becoming a surgeon requires 8 years of education beyond high school and 3 to 8 additional years of internship and residency. As an undergraduate you will need a year of general biology (with lab), a year of general chemistry (with lab), a year of organic chemistry (with lab), a year of physics (with lab) and a semester of genetics, English and humanities courses. A semester of biochemistry is recommended as well. You should take the MCAT because many medical schools will not consider you if you have not already taken the exam. In medical school during the first two years you’ll be taking basic science. The next year will teach you clinical medicine system, learning how the different branches operate and cooperate. In the final year you will have ‘hands on’ activities. You internship should be in the state you wish to practice in. Followed by a surgical residency program. ER doctors have the shortest residency. Finally, find a workplace. You will need a clean record, impressive resume, and an immense medical knowledge.