Medical Schools provide the classroom instruction and hands-on training required to become a Physician or Surgeon in the United States. Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements that encompass at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years in internship and residency programs, depending upon their specialty.
Students at Medical Schools spend most of the first 2 years in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as biochemistry, pharmacology, anatomy, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.
During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in teaching hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.
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