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Surgeons are specialists in performing surgical operations. Besides General Surgery, there are many, many other specialisations you can pursue including:
To become a specialist surgeon in South Africa, you will need the following qualifications:
Specialist surgeons in South Africa typically study for about 10 years. The first 6 years are spent in theoretical training to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and four years are spent in post-graduate studies to obtain a Master of Medicine (Surgery) degree.
In addition to the theoretical training and post-graduate studies, specialist surgeons also typically spend 1 year in student internship and 1 year in community service.
Specialist surgeons have many employment opportunities. Specialist surgeons in South Africa usually work in large hospitals or clinics and they can also go into private practice.