About how much schooling would I need to become a practicing doctor?

I would need a college degree and graduate from a medical school as well, but how many years would that be combined? Wouldn’t it be around eight, depending on how many classes I took per semester? And after med school I have to complete a one year internship right? How long should my residency be? I’m looking to become a surgeon, so after I finish my residency I join a fellowship right? I’m entering high school and want to know a few classes I should take when I start taking college courses in a year or two.
I know I’ve got a lot of questions. I’d be really greatful if someone could help me find some answers.

Four years college, 4 years medical school and 4 years residency assuming you just want general surgery if you want Neurosurgery or such then it would be longer. Fellowships are usually for research or specialize. "Interns" are generally those who are in their 3 and 4th year of medical school doing mandatory rotations through the different specialties. If you start college start with basic chemistry and biology since those are required for medical school and will give you a feel for the type of material you will study for the next 8 years.



  • Four years college, 4 years medical school and 4 years residency assuming you just want general surgery if you want Neurosurgery or such then it would be longer. Fellowships are usually for research or specialize. "Interns" are generally those who are in their 3 and 4th year of medical school doing mandatory rotations through the different specialties. If you start college start with basic chemistry and biology since those are required for medical school and will give you a feel for the type of material you will study for the next 8 years.References :


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