A trauma surgeon is a type of medical doctor that performs surgeries on very severe injuries that could be incurred in a number of ways, including car accidents. It takes many years to become a trauma surgeon. First, a person will need to get his or her bachelor's degree, which takes an average of four years. After this, a medical degree will need to be obtained, which takes an additional two years. Finally, a trauma surgeon will need to go through a residency and a fellowship, which are paid and take another few years to fully complete. Anyone looking to get into the medical field as a trauma surgeon should expect around ten years of education and training.