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is it hard to deal with the kids

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i want to be a pediatrician

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Brooke’s Answer

When you pursue medicine, you have the choice of which specialty you would like to complete your training in. If you find that you enjoy working with the pediatric population, then you can certainly try to pursue a future as a pediatrician. However, the options are nearly endless for other specialties, if you find that you do not want to be a pediatrician. I would say that most people in pediatrics would argue that the profession does not only involve children, but also working very closely with parents/guardians to ensure the child's health is the best possible. You will certainly come across difficult children and parents, at times, but becoming a pediatrician takes a special person with a passion for caring for the youth.
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Divya’s Answer

Hey Solaya! The path to becoming a doctor is a roller coaster ride and your the interests you started off with might change as you go through experiences with patients on a day to day basis during either rotations or observerships etc. I personally think kids are a bit difficult to deal with than adults for obvious reasons like communication among other things but having said that I wouldn't say it isn't fun. I've had some great experiences during my pediatrics core rotation in my med school and some difficult ones at the same time. NICU and PICU are very challenging, but otherwise many kids are pleasant as well. It depends on what kind of experiences you will have as you rotate in each specialty and how much you enjoy it or dislike it. My interests did change along the way, so I would suggest you to have those experiences and then make a choice. Hoping you found some answers here. Good luck!
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