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Should I become a pediatrician despite that I am not interested in science?

The main focus of the medical field is science, and although that is not my interest, I would love to become a pediatrician. Will this disinterest eventually make me regret studying to become a pediatrician? I love working with kids, and I can really imagine myself in this career. #medicine #working-with-kids #confused #majors #medicalschool #will-i-regret-doing-it


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Richard’s Answer

Success in the profession doesn't require a deep love of science. But you will have to study quite a bit of science on the way! If you truly dislike science, you will dread the "grind" of college science, studying for the MCAT, and the science required by the first two years of medical school.

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Herman’s Answer

Hi Aleja,


I don't think a disinterest in science should prevent you from pursuing your dreams of becoming a pediatrician. However, as you already know, a large part of the medical field is based on science. I don't think you need to be interested in it, but you need to be able to understand it, and get good grades during your undergrad studies in order to get into a medical school.


I personally know people who dislike the sciences, but loves practicing as a physician. :) Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Herman


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Rachel’s Answer

Absolutely you can still be a pediatrician. I was a Spanish lit major and wanted to be a surgeon. That said, you will need to do well in your science pre-med classes in order to be accepted to medical school.

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Chandan’s Answer

Please do not do this specially when you are going to a medical field. Do what you love to do.

Hi Chandan, I think you might have misinterpreted the question. The student mentioned that they are incredibly interested in pediatrics and love working with kids so this is something that they would love to do in the future. With that being said, do you think their lack of interest for science will hinder their ability to be successful in pediatrics? Gurpreet Lally

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