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how many year do a pediatrician have to go to school.

I am out going , nice, love kids, smart and more. I will like to be a pediatrician because i #pediatrician love kids and helping other but my self.


Pediatricians will have to go through 11-15 years of schooling and training. Pediatricians need a bachelors degree, a degree from medical school, plus 3-7 years of internship and residency programs. During your last 2 years of medical school you will have to work with patients with supervision of a certified pediatrician in hospitals and clinics. Chastity V.

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Katelyn:

I agree with the comments posted earlier. Here are some steps that my son took while on his journey to become a Pediatrician:

1) Obtain high scores on SAT & ACT

2) Select a college/university that offers at least "Biological Science" (you don't have to major in Pre-Med)

3) Score well on MCAT "first time"

4) Apply to "all" the Med Schools you are interested in

5) 4 yrs Med School

5 a) Find an Internship (paid or volunteer) over a summer

5 b) DO NOT limit yourself to where you would like to get Matched

6) 3 - 4 yrs Residency

6 a) Fellowship (specialize) is 3 - 4 yrs

Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila

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Rachel’s Answer

Pediatrics is an excellent field requiring an MD. This means that you will have to complete college with a bachelor’s degree as well as all of the Pre-med requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry). GPA should probably be 3.5 or better (preferably >3.8). You will also have to score well on the MCAT. Once accepted to medical school, as long as you pass your classes and perform reasonably well during your four years of medical training, you can apply for a pediatrics 3 year residency.

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