Professions With the Longest Schooling

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Written by Keren Mikva
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Surgery

There’s a reason that Doogie Howser isn’t actually your doctor. Medical school is notoriously long, and surgeons have it even rougher — four-to-five years for medical school, two years internship and residency, three-to-eight years as a fellow in your chosen specialty, and then you can be a real, bonafide surgeon. And it’s not nearly as fun as they make it look on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Doctors are usually way less attractive than Patrick Dempsey.