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How many years of college does a person need to go through before they can be a heart surgeon?

Pustic 2011/08/05 21:00:33
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  • Taylor 2011/08/24 19:25:19
    Taylor
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    4 years college 4 years med school 7 years residency then a few years of training
  • Pustic Taylor 2011/08/24 23:02:14
    Pustic
    That's a long time to learn something. :-) !

    (-: ˙ɹǝʍsuɐ ɹnoʎ ɹoɟ noʎ ʞuɐɥ┴ :-)
  • Ramon 2011/08/15 06:47:53 (edited)
    Ramon
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    Well, 4 years for a bachelor's degree, then another 4 years of medical school...if you get accepted. After that you are in a work training deal...so about 8 years of actual school, but probably about 12 -15 years of total training before you were totally finished.
  • Pustic Ramon 2011/08/15 07:06:15
    Pustic
    +1
    That's almost a life time. :-) !

    (-: ˙ɹǝʍsuɐ ɹnoʎ ɹoɟ noʎ ʞuɐɥ┴ :-)
  • Ramon Pustic 2011/08/15 11:03:22
    Ramon
    +1
    That is a long time...a lifetime for a dog.
  • Pustic Ramon 2011/08/15 11:12:01
    Pustic
    +1
    Yes, no doubt, so don't get a puppy when you start school, wait till your finished with it. :-)
  • Ramon Pustic 2011/08/15 11:13:41
    Ramon
    +1
    Exactly!

    thumbs up dog
  • Pustic Ramon 2011/08/15 11:23:46
  • Willie 2011/08/11 00:13:18
    Willie
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    You need to get a bachelor's degree in order to get into medical school. Normally, that takes four years, but I know people who have done it in three, and a few who have done it in two years (including my son). Then medical school takes four years. So that's six to eight years of school.

    After that, you would be a resident. At that point, you are still a student, but you no longer pay tuition, and you get paid for the work you do. A general surgery residency is around five years. Then probably another three years to specialize. So it would take 14-16 years before you were at the point where you would be a cardio-thoracic surgeon who could work unsupervised in a hospital (probably supervising others) or in a private practice.

    Yes, that's a long time. The benefit, though, is that you can now expect to make nearly half a million dollars a year. In your first year at work, you will make what someone with a high school diploma alone made IN TOTAL for those 16 years.
  • Pustic Willie 2011/08/11 03:48:00
    Pustic
    Yup, tat's a long time to commit to something like that. :-) !

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  • bob 2011/08/06 01:20:05
    bob
    +1
    i knew a guy who sent in $20 i believe to get a certificate that said phd, and he actually asked people to call him doctor, so, i assume $20 and 2-4 weeks of waiting for it to be shipped to you
  • Pustic bob 2011/08/08 06:09:07
    Pustic
    Works for me> :-) !

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  • theresabbylolz 2011/08/06 01:01:26
    theresabbylolz
    +1
    Not enough time to be working on my heart ;D
  • Pustic theresa... 2011/08/08 06:09:35
    Pustic
    Oh, ok. :-) !~

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  • DixieRock 2011/08/05 23:18:11
    DixieRock
    +1
    A Long Time!! Pre-Med--4yrs.--Medical School→4yrs--Internship→1year... depending which speciality you study. It could be up to (16) Years!! Good Luck! Oh, Then you have to go to Work. Most Doctors are on call 24/7 work 12 to ---> hours a day. I wish anyone who decides to become a Doctor a very, Happy, long, healthy life. You could work for as long as another 10--> years by the time your loans are paid off just for going to Med school!!
  • Pustic DixieRock 2011/08/08 06:27:10
    Pustic
    That's a long time to, I don't have that much time left. I'll go with the $20.00 and the 2 to 4 weeks. :-) !

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  • Bingo's Faddah 2011/08/05 21:51:59
    Bingo's Faddah
    +1
    Here in the Belgian Congo, none.


    belgian congo
  • Pustic Bingo's... 2011/08/08 06:28:24
    Pustic
    +1
    All right, that's what I want to hear. :-) !

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  • Katie 2011/08/05 21:44:33 (edited)
    Katie
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    I'm not positive, but I am entering medical school in the fall and I know it takes different amounts of time for different specialities, and however long your hospital requires you to be a resident is a big factor in that too. I am required to do four years college, three to four years medical school, plus three to four years, maybe even five years experience (residency/internship) just
    to specialize in what I chose. But i think it is different depending on where you go. Cardiac surgery is one of the complicated specialties, so it may be longer than normal.
  • Pustic Katie 2011/08/08 06:30:10
    Pustic
    +1
    Good luck with your schooling and your future. :-) !

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  • reggie 2011/08/05 21:42:11
    reggie
    +1
    I wish the whole bachelor program would be cut for medicine....I would rather see my surgeon go through med school, training with a specialist, and then a paid internship program.
  • Pustic reggie 2011/08/08 06:31:48
    Pustic
    That would be good. :-) !

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  • Anna E 2011/08/05 21:27:52
    Anna E
    +1
    Minimum of about 12 for cardiovascular surgery, I think. Most people start with a bachelor's degree in something like biology (minimum 2 years) but it isn't a requirement, 4 years of med school, 5 years of general surgery, and about 3 years in cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Pustic Anna E 2011/08/08 06:33:22
    Pustic
    +1
    That's a long time, no wonder doctors charge so much. :-)

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  • Anna E Pustic 2011/08/09 20:36:43
    Anna E
    +1
    Yup. That's a lotta money spent on education. :)
  • Pustic Anna E 2011/08/09 22:10:49
    Pustic
    Yes it is. :-)
  • Chukroast 2011/08/05 21:14:53
    Chukroast
    +1
    Premed (4 or 5), Med (4 to 6) , Internship (2). At least 10 years.
  • Pustic Chukroast 2011/08/08 06:33:45
    Pustic
    Ok. :-) !

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  • Jack's Pearl 2011/08/05 21:01:35
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    4 years of college and then 6 years of medical school I think.
  • Pustic Jack's ... 2011/08/08 06:34:13
    Pustic
    +1
    Ok. :-) !

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