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How long does I take to study paediatrics in America

Actually I'd feel better if I wouldn't have to spend 9 or 10 years of studying medicine .
Atleast 6 years is cool
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Valerie’s Answer

Hi Sarah,
To become a pediatrician in the United States, you must first go to college. After 4 years of college, you will take your MCAT (exam) to get into medical school. Once you enter medical school it is 4 years of schooling and then you will have your degree. However, you need to do a residency program which is typically 3 years, unless you want to specialize in a certain type of pediatrics; for example, pediatric oncology (this would take a lot longer). So, it will take some time, but while you are going through the process it flies by. If you decide this is too long for you, you should look into being a nurse practioner or physician assistant. They only have 2-3 years of schooling after college.
Best of luck!

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Sarah! So studying medicine does take time but it is worthwhile. You must go to college first and get a Bachelor's (4 years), you will mostly be on the premed route and take premed classes like biology, chemistry, physics, etc., and then attend medical school (4 years) and then complete a residency in Pediatrics. It takes 3 years of residency in Pediatrics. It does take time, there are combined programs such as BS/MD (about 7 years) and also some courses you can take such as AP or summer courses through your university/cc to get ahead a bit college wise but mostly for medical school it does take some time. If you love the field though and are really devoted I wouldn't look too much into how much time it takes because in the end you'll be fulfilling your dream if you decide it is best for you!

Best of luck!

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