The Path to M.D.

So, I hear a lot of talk nowadays about how young ones (and even older ones) want to become physicians, but not a lot of people know about the path. Here, I will highlight a traditional and some not so traditional routes to becoming a physician!

High School/GED (4 years)

**AP/IB Programs for College Credit

**Concurrent Enrollment

**Community College (2 years)

College (3-5 years)

**Gap Year

**Post Baccalaureate Program (1 year)

**Masters Degree (1-2 years)

Medical School (4 years)

**Research Year

**Combined B.A./M.D. Programs (6-8 years including college)

**JD/MBA/MPH Combined Degree Programs

Residency (3-7 years)


Fellowship (1-3 years)


**CME/Never Stop Learning


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