Zhana it takes around 11-years to become a board-certified pediatrician in the United States. These healthcare professionals are required to hold a medical degree and to have completed a pediatrics residency to be able to practice this occupation. Of courses, the first step to do so is to get a Bachelor's Degree with a pre-med focus. Your bachelor's degree should include courses like chemistry, biology, physics, calculus, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and statistics. These courses are fundamental to apply to medical school after you complete your undergraduate education. In medical school, you will earn a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). Medical school takes 4-years to complete and involves two full years of clinical rotations. After you get your M.D., you will have to undergo a 3-year pediatrics residency. This will enable you to get certified as a pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics.
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You've received some great insights from John without repeating. I'd like to point out to you the path to becoming a Pediatrician. Here are the steps my son took. He's now in the final phase of his journey, a Pediatric fellowship program for the next 3 years. The pediatric journey is long and expensive but quite rewarding. I hope you find these steps helpful.
• Get your Bachelor's Degree (4 years)
• Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT Exam) and score well. Retake it if necessary
• Medical School (4 years)
• Begin the Licensure process
• Residency in Pediatrics (3 years)
• Become Board Certified
• Fellowship Program (3 years)
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