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Old 10-07-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Nashville,Tn
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Default How long does it take to become a doctor?

How long does it take to become a pediatrician ?
Gynecologist ?
Internal Medicine doctor ?

I'm just wondering .
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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Four years of college. Then four years of Medical School. Then, depending on the school and your particular interest, interning or resident program. This varies from one year to several years. Once your graduate from the resident program, you are on your own.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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ive heard it takes about 11yrs
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:41 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pediatric residency is three years, as is family practice. I really do not know of any one year residencies. The above are the shortest, that I know of.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Pediatrician is 3 years, OBGYN is 4, internal medicine is 3 (I think).
All of these are +4 years of med school.
Then, many people do 1-2 year fellowships after this to get further specialized (e.g., if you do ObGYN and want to do fertility, etc).
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: California
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8 years give or take?
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:51 PM
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8 years give or take?
After college, yes. Mostly give (a few more).
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Including college, about 12-15. Add 3-5 to pay off your loans.

So, assuming you start college when you're 18, you will be a full-fledged doctor around the time you turn 32. You should be free and clear of your student loans and debts (depending on how frugally you live) by the time you're 35-40.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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Also assuming you aren't sued.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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Neuro-surgeon-14yrs after college.
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