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how much do you have to pay as a pediatrician for the whole time that you are there

how much does college cost for a pediatrician i want to know for future purposes. #pediatrician #doctor

Hello Angel: See John Frick's answer to your question (enter his name in the search box). He has a very good breakdown on the costs. FYI, I have a young adult that is a Resident Pediatrician and John's information seems on point. Sheila Jordan

Here's the link to his answer. He has a good break-down on the details and costs. . . . . . . https://www.careervillage.org/questions/270185/how-much-does-it-cost-to-be-a-pediatrician. Sheila Jordan

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Kimberly’s Answer

It depends on where you are willing to go to school, ie move out of state/country etc.; and if you qualify for financial aide, grants and/or work studies. You should also talk to your guidance counselor. Your physician might also be willing to give you advice. Be on the lookout for programs in low income areas, and/or other ones that may help with paying the cost of your education.

It is great that you are considering this now. For now, I would concentrate on getting good grades and being involved in activities that may help you earn scholarships.

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Angel I agree with previous answers! To become a pediatrician one must go to college then medical school which varies in tuition. College can be less expensive when in state and a public institution as well, if you are in state for medical school as well it can also be less expensive than out of state tuition. Financial aid is provided for college and you can obtain grants, scholarships and work study that can help with easing the debt of loans. For medical school it is mostly loans, but in residency you begin to get paid (as stated above) and that could help in making payments towards your loans. I would recommend to keep debt low in college, you will really know the total amount of aid received after filling out FAFSA; if you do obtain loans, take out federal loans first before going into private loans. Subsidized loans (that have interest paid at least when you are in school half time) will help in keeping interest low. If you keep debt low in college that will be helpful in medical school debt accruement. As a side note, studying for the MCAT and applying to medical school can be a bit costly, I would recommend to use Khan academy in studying which is a free website that will help in MCAT prep, I would also check out MCATselfprep.com, also a free website to help in MCAT resources. If you do obtain part time work such as work study or other employment opportunities like on campus or off campus part time jobs, that will help in saving up for applications to medical school and obtaining resources like books when time for the MCAT studying comes. Make sure to keep up with grades as well if you do work as they are a very important component in applying to medical school!

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Estelle’s Answer

In short, plan on 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school. After medical school, you will have a 3 year residency, but you receive a salary during those years as a doctor in training.

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John’s Answer

When you are in college, you pay tuition. There are also a variety of grants and scholarships

When you are in medical school, you pay tuition. State schools are less expensive than private schools.

When you a resident, you get paid. Minimum residency is three years.

One way to look at physician salaries is they make two to four times what a schoolteacher makes.

There are government scholarships for medical school. Most of them are military. You have to serve in the miltary (4-6 years) when you are done. The advantage of this is they pay your full way thru school. The disadvantage is that some people don't like being in the military.