Many children dreams of becoming a doctor to heal people. Doctors and Medical Personnel like Nurses, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Laboratory Examiners, and many other personnel who works in the medical field as well as Rescuers who prolongs and save the lives of many people have always been the role model of many children.

However, it is a known fact that becoming a doctor is not easy as 1 2 3. Before pursuing the rough and long road of becoming a doctor, you must first ask yourself if you are patient enough to take this never ending journey. Stop, pause and think, “Am I ready to study this long?” If you answered no, then this post is not for you. But if you answered yes, then sit back, grab some coffee and continue reading this guide.

Steps to become a Doctor:

Personally, I want to be a doctor, I’m actually studying to finish my Pre-med to become one. I was actually confused on what to do to become a Neurosurgeon until I found the answer to my questions that I am now sharing with all of you.

  1. 4 years of College (Pre-med)

What are the recommended Pre-med majors? (Randomly listed)

  • Physical Therapy
  • Medical Technology
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Midwifery
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Disclaimer: All listed Majors are the recommendation of the author.


  1. 3 years of Med School Proper
  2. 1 year of Clerkship
  3. Med School Graduation
  4. 1 year of Internship
  5. 2 to 4 Months of Board Exam Review
  6. Board Exams
  7. Oath Taking (The Hippocratic Oath)
  8. 3 to 5 years of Residency
  9. Certifying Exam
  10. 2 to 4 years of Fellowship
  11. Certifying Exam
  12. 1 to 2 years of Specialization


Yep ladies and gentlemen, that’s how long it would take for you to become a Doctor. Be patient. Always read. Be determined. Good luck to us aspiring Doctors!