What education or skills are needed to be a general surgeon?

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What education or skills are needed to be a general surgeon?

A budding Surgeon must be focused.  In college,  I recommend seeking counsel with your college’s pre-med advisor, who can steer you to the courses you will need to get in med school.  Good grades, not making stupid mistakes out of the classroom (yes, med schools usually do background checks) and hard work help get you into medical school.  General Surgery is a five year residency after medical school.  Yes, it is hard work (total of 25 years of school and training).  Yes, I enjoyed my training and yes, I would do it again!

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Tamaris Martinez April 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I’m very much interested in General Surgery. Its something I have always had a passion for. I just dont know where I need to start . Im going to school for RN this year in July , where should I go from there ? Med School ? Or should I be focusing on Med School now ? & How can I get an Interview with a General Surgeon to hear about the expierience first hand ? Is there someone who can respond to me or call me >?

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