How to become a Surgeon?


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How to become a Surgeon?

Only Few career paths offer the same personal and professional satisfaction as that of a surgeon.

The surgeon has an entire team assisting him in the operating room, the team takes care of the preparation and monitoring tasks so that the surgeon can focus on operating. Apart from having an in-depth medical knowledge, the other skills that a surgeon requires are dexterity, precision and stamina. Some procedures can be really tedious and require long hours.

All surgeons develop core knowledge of anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and more. But the complexities of the human body require more specific study, which is why there are specific surgical specialties physicians can devote their careers to.

Surgeons offer consultations with patients prior to their procedures, however, and may have their staff, or referred professionals, take diagnostic data from patients. The surgeon will review and analyze the data and imagery to determine how to best proceed when the operation begins.Surgeons do not perform routine physical examinations or other duties generally relegated to general practitioners. They do, however, work with patients.


 Establishes diagnosis and provides preoperative, operative and post-operative care. Responsible for the comprehensive management of trauma victims and critically ill patients.

Common conditions addressed

Conditions related to the head and neck, breast, skin, soft tissues, abdominal wall, extremities, and gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems.

Steps to become a Surgeon

Pass class 12th in Science stream with at least 60 percent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. 

you have to appear for NEET, which is the most important entrance exam.

Earn mbbs degree

Earn ms degree in general surgery

Do an practice

Earn doctoral degree

Search for job

Each of these professionals must earn a bachelor’s degree before entering medical school for a graduate degree, along with 3-7 more years in internship and residency programs.Some medical schools offer combined undergraduate programs that learners can complete in 6-8 years.

If you aspire to be a surgeon, you will have to get an MBBS degree from any university recognized by the MCI. Post that, an MS degree in General Surgery is required to practice as a surgeon. To further get any specialization, one needs degree from any institute approved by the MCI.

MBBS is one degree which gets you to be known as doctor.

You can be a medical doctor (BAMS BHMS BUMS etc) a dental doctor (BDS) a veterinary doctor (BVSC &AH) or a non medical doctor by achieving aPhD in any discipline.



This includes many sub-specialties such as colorectal, breast, endocrine, upper and lower gastrointestinal, kidney and liver transplant and vascular surgery.

You can work with

Government hospitals

Private and multispecialty hospitals

Visiting surgeon at various hospitals.

skills required

Attention to detail


Interpersonal skills



Problem solving

Technical ability


The average pay for surgeons in the United States is $362,000.

The average salary for a surgeon is ₹ 6,84,716 per year in India.

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