What the the steps needed to become a doctor in USA from US universities?

Asked by Sameer Kumar Singh almost 2 years ago

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sourav grover

sourav grover

Business Finance | Venture Capital | IIM Calcutta

You must have heard how complex it is to become a doctor, tight?  Well, maybe it's not that complex but it does require a lot of things, not gonna lie. Luckily, a country like the USA values doctors way too much. In fact healthcare and medicine professionals in the USA are the most valued professions, being before finance and data science experts.

So if you really want to become a doctor in the USA. I can give you a simple step by step guide. Here, I’ve made it easier -


  • get your undergraduate degree completed
  • attempt the MCAT exam in USA
  • get admitted into a medical school
  • pass part I & II of USMLE (to practice medicine)
  • find your specialization
  • pass part III of USMLE to complete residency
  • get board certification
  • get state license

See, it's necessary to pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) if you want a MD degree from a US medical school. Because without it, you will not be permitted to practice medicine in the country. Your final step for the residency process in the USA is Part III of USMLE. These exams are to assess your ability to practice medicine safely and effectively.

After your masters or PhD (whatever you choose) finishes, you get to obtain certification in their chosen field. However, board certifications require a written or maybe  an oral examination. After this, you can apply for a state license and start working as a doctor in a given state. Doctors' professions are very niche and it is necessary to make sure of their qualifications and abilities.

 The most important element here  is to choose the right program. Because if not, getting all these things done will be a waste of time. Since this is a delicate topic, I want you to be sure of everything. Please feel free to ask anything you want. Just leave a comment and I’ll see if I can help in any manner possible. 


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