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How do you become a pediatricion.

I am in the 9th grade and interested in becoming a pediatricion.I want to become a pediatricion because I want to help people with their health,mental health,and physical education. helpothers # doctor professionals

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Estelle’s Answer

After high school, you go to college for about 4 years to get a degree.
Your major is not as important as your undergraduate grades, your MCAT score, your letters of reference, and your personal statements on your medical school application. Focus on finding a college that fits you and your budget and a major that really interests you in college so that you will make great grades and get strong letters of recommendation from professors that recognize your potential. Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.
During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.

Medical school is another 4 years followed by a 3 year residency. You will receive a salary as a resident.
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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Moussa:

In addition to the links and information you have already received from previous posters, here's another link for your research. Best of luck to you!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm#tab-4
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Dhaval’s Answer

Hi Moussa,

Here you go :

Step 1: Earn a Bachelor's Degree. To be admitted to medical school, you must complete premedical courses as an undergraduate. ...
Step 2: Graduate From Medical School. ...
Step 3: Earn a License. ...
Step 4: Complete a Pediatric Residency. ...
Step 5: Consider Earning Board Certification.

Reference Link: https://learn.org/articles/Pediatric_Medicine_Become_a_Pediatrician_in_5_Steps.html

Regards,
Dhaval
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