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What are some good habits to have, to proceed to be a good pediatrician? Thank you for answering, I really appreciate it!

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Sachin’s Answer

Hello!

Here are some of the  qualities needed to be a good pediatrician:

  • Listening skills, which are needed to obtain medical histories from parents, as well as decipher a child's explanation of their symptoms and ailments.
  • Excellent communication skills, to explain a diagnosis and procedures to parents (and in many cases, children and adolescents).
  • Patience and a good attitude, to deal well with children who are often apprehensive when visiting a doctor.
  • Is highly observant, and able to recognize subtle changes in a patient's condition to know when it's time to act accordingly. This quality also helps a doctor solve complex diagnostic problems.
  • A compassionate nature, as both parents and children are in need of reassurance and empathy during examinations and treatments.
  • Demonstrates easy accessibility, as emergencies often occur with younger patients. Pediatricians are often on-call, answer questions from panicked parents, and admit children into the hospital, when necessary.

Source: http://doctorly.org/how-to-become-a-pediatrician/

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Rachel’s Answer

Compassion (the emotional burden can be very heavy), Organization, Attention to detail, Endurance (the hours can be very long during residency)
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