During the four years in undergrad, you’re competing with other brilliant college pre-meds to earn your seat at medical school, and your medical school pre-requisite courses and the MCAT are no joke. Next up, just when you thought you knew how to study and be efficient, medical school comes in like a wrecking ball. You’ll spend the first two years learning more knowledge than you thought possible, culminating in the most challenging and high stakes test of your life – USMLE Step 1. It’s not over there, next you’ll spend two years in your clinical rotations, or clerkships, followed by Step 2CK and then you’ll do the application process all over again, this time applying to residency. Once in residency, it’s an endurance race to finish anywhere from 3-7 additional years, plus time for further sub-specialization in fellowship.