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What do you need to do to become a Cardiac Surgeon?

What do you need to do to become a Cardiac Surgeon?
What do you need to do after school to become a Cardiac Surgeon?
Wed, 11 May 2011
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You'll need a four year college degree. Many people who wan to go into the medical field choose biology or pre-med, but really, English works too. It matters that you have the degree, and good grades and extracurriculars. Then, you will apply to medical school. A counselor at your college can guide you through that process very easily. After medical school (usually 2 to 4 years) you'll do your internship/residency usually at a hospital, and you can choose to do yours in cardiology and surgery. (There's more to this obviously, but this is the bare bones) There are a few registry tests you'll take, like FACS, and then you will be a qualified cardiac surgeon. Good luck.
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