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How many years of school does it take to become any kind of doctor?

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2008-05-12 02:05:16
2008-05-12 02:05:16

The common path to practicing as a physician requires 8 years of education beyond high school and 3 to 8 additional years of internship and residency. All States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories license physicians.

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