Question by jack: I want to be a neurosurgeon, am a senior in highschool am admitted to BSU, where do I go from here?
So I think its to my understanding that there will be advisors that will help me when I attend my first semester. How will my education play out though. I attend bsu for [four?] years, get a degree in (neuroscience?), then go to some sort of medschool? How does it all work, specifically med school, is it like any other college and I have to choose a certain set of classes, or does each med school specialize in a certain field and the classes are predetermined upon admission?
Just how does it work and what do people normally do?
Answer by eri
You’re looking at 4 years of college for a bachelors, 4 years of medical school for an MD, 5 years of general surgical residency, and then 5 years of neurosurgical fellowship. 18 years of college and training before you can get a job on your own. For the bachelors, you can major in anything you want (not nursing) as long as you take the 12 required premed classes. To have a shot at med school after college, you need a very high college GPA (shoot for 3.7 or higher), great MCAT scores, and great experience in the field (volunteer, research, internships, etc). You do not specialize in anything until after medical school, and you don’t learn neurosurgery until after your first 5 years of training in basic surgery.
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