The Daily Life of a Geneticist
Education and Training Requirements
Becoming a doctor could take up to 16 years of schooling (Four years of undergraduate work, four years of medical school, and 4-8 years of internship). A doctor may graduate from a medical school with an M.D. degree or from an osteopathic medical school with a D.O. degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). There are no specific courses that specialists in genetics must take. However, classes in biology and genetics in college may help prepare for a career in this field.