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  1. smith91

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    Please I need clarification on some issues.please my brother is in his finals studying optometry,but he wants to be a heart surgeon,how possible is it and how long will It take for him to realize his dreams.
     
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  3. Betty Jones

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    From where he wants to become surgeon?
    From where you belong?
     
  4. deuist

    deuist Stealthfully Sarcastic Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    Possible and 10+ years.

    How is your question military-related?
     
  5. pgg

    pgg Laugh at me, will they? SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    Why does he need your help figuring this out? That alone bodes ill for his odds.
     
  6. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness 7+ Year Member

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    He would need to complete the premedical requirements at an undergraduate level, for about a year. Then 4 years medical school, 5 years surgery residency, and two years cardiothorasic surgery fellowship. Every one of those steps involves an extremely competitive application followed by a period of intensive training.
     
  7. HighPriest

    HighPriest insert "clever" statement 7+ Year Member

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    It will also involve him realizing, hopefully during medical school rather than during fellowship, that he doesn't actually want to be a heart surgeon.
     
  8. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    Hello.
     
  9. Homunculus

    Homunculus SDN Caveman Administrator SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    all your base are belong to us.

    --your friendly neighborhood "which is better #1, or #2? #3? or #4? #3 or #1? ok, now let me do your CABG" caveman
     
  10. Gastrapathy

    Gastrapathy no longer apathetic Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    Lol. Perfect.
     
  11. pgg

    pgg Laugh at me, will they? SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    His best bet is probably to lobby the legislature to expand optometrists' practice rights to ophthalmologic surgery, because reasons.

    Once he's doing an ophthalmologist's job it's just a short hop to the CT OR!
     

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