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I want to be a pediatrician and go into the medical field

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What do I need to major in and what steps do I need to pursue to reach my goal? #pediatrician #pediatrics #medicine #doctor #hospital-and-healthcare

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Hello! This link is a bit wordy but contains good information:


https://www.healthcaresystemcareersedu.org/pediatrician-career/


In particular:


"The overall journey to becoming a practicing pediatrician involves four years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school and three years of residency."


If you decide to specialize in a certain kind of pediatrics (cancer treatment, for example), that may involve a couple more years. Specialization programs after residency are called "fellowships".


Good luck!


p.s. as an undergraduate, you can major in anything, as long as you complete your pre-med courses and do well in them!

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