Would it be possible to teach someone to become a great heart surgeon without a degree?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes. If they possess the altitude. The intelligence to understand, to apply what they learn.  Medicine is the ability to recollect and retain facts learnt.

    Once upon a time barbers performed operations! Strange but true!

  • 2 months ago

    Of course...   history is full of excellent Doctors that didn't have diplomas on the wall...

  • 2 months ago

    You would need at least 98.6 of them to succeed.

  • 2 months ago

    Which of them doesn't have the degree: the person teaching, or the person being taught?

    Your question is ambiguous.

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  • 2 months ago

    I sure as hll hope not!!

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No.  If someone who is smart enough to become a great heart surgeon, then he/she is smart enough to get a medical degree.

  • Expat
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Why? You'd never get a license without the necessary credentials. But, yes, in theory they could. They would still need all of the education that a degree would provide, but it is possible that someone could be taught all that a medical student and surgeon needs to learn without degrees being conferred, but that would be in some post apocalypse situation.  

  • 2 months ago

    no because it is far more than just technical expertise, you really have to understand physiology down to the molecule as these surgeons also take care of the patient in the ICU, publish papers,give lectures etc.  While the "degree" is really a piece of paper, its all the classes required for that degree that are necessary.

  • L
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Possible? No. With no Medical degree, this "great heart surgeon" could never prove their skill because it is illegal to do that sort of thing without having a MD.

  • .
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    I'm sure it would possible to gain the necessary skills, but without the degree nobody would ever let you practice medicine.

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