It usually takes 12 or more years of education and training after high school to become a surgeon. College. Medical School. Residency. Most doctors start practicing in their specialties after all that work. That's not the case with the members of our team. Every member of our Skull Base team has additional fellowship training in his sub-specialty. That extra concentrated surgical training gives each member of our team an unusual mastery of the highly advanced surgical techniques that often take years and years of private practice to achieve. Most definitely, there's a great deal of competition for fellowships these days. Only the brightest, most promising doctors are awarded fellowship spots.