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Study surgery abroad

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Surgery degrees abroad

Surgery is a branch of medicine that treats disease, injury, and illness by opening up the body and fixing, removing, or replacing the damaged parts. It’s an exciting and constantly evolving field that can lead to several fulfilling and rewarding careers.

As a surgery student, you’ll develop a robust understanding of the theoretical principles behind modern surgical interventions. You’ll also perfect the practical skills needed to safely and successfully perform procedures. You’ll learn about the importance of public policies and medical ethics, as well as keeping up to date with research and advancements in the field.

Studying abroad is an invaluable opportunity to observe how healthcare systems operate around the world. It’s a chance to learn from international experts, network with the world’s top surgeons, and be at the forefront of pioneering medical research and development.

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Surgery program structure

To become a surgeon, you’ll first need to complete an undergraduate medical degree. These programs usually require between five and six years of study. They’re most commonly offered as an MB (bachelor of medicine) or MBBS (bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery).

After graduating as a junior doctor, you’ll need to complete several additional years of training. This will involve a two-year foundation training program, a two-year core surgical training (CST) course, and up to 10 years’ worth of specialist training in your chosen area of interest.

If you’re keen to engage in pioneering surgical research alongside your clinical training, you can opt to study a postgraduate qualification. MSc or master of surgery (MSurg) degrees are typically offered as a two-year part-time program so that students can schedule their learning around their work commitments.

PhDs in surgery are also available. These programs usually require around five years of laboratory-based research.

You’ll be taught through a variety of methods, including lectures, laboratory practicals, workshops, and clinical exercises. The exact content of surgery programs will vary slightly from university to university, but you’ll probably address these core modules:

  • Basic surgical skills
  • Surgical health principles
  • Medical ethics
  • Surgical technology procedures
  • Common surgical conditions
  • Organ transplantation
  • Assessment and management of the surgical patient
  • Surgical care of the pediatric patient

Surgery study abroad programs

Surgery undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in surgery

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    Operating Department Practice - BSc (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,895 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,150 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Operating Department Practice - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,945 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,595 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Operating Department Practice - BSc (Hons) London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,078 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Surgery graduate programs

Master's in surgery

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    Surgery - MSc University of Alberta, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,293 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,410 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Master of Science in Surgery (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,905 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Surgery - MSc University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,167 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,491 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Future surgery careers

There is a huge international demand for qualified and compassionate surgeons. People around the world are in constant need of life-saving treatment and emergency care. As a surgical professional, you’ll have the tools and expertise to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Surgery is an extremely broad field of study and students are expected to specialize in a particular area of human anatomy and physiology. Here are some of the most common surgical career paths:

  • General surgeon
  • Pediatric surgeon
  • Trauma and orthopedic surgeon
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
  • Transplant surgeon

Securing some extra work experience in clinical settings is a fantastic way of figuring out which areas of surgery interest you most, making professional connections, and demonstrating your passion for the field. It’ll also make you a stand-out candidate for your dream job.