The process requires about eight years of college plus a medical residency program.
Taking a look at the steps:
Earn a bachelor's degree
Earn a medical degree
Complete a residency
Obtain a medical license
Earn and maintain certification
Depending on your specialty, a residency can take anywhere from three to six years.
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After completing high school, you will have to earn a bachelor's degree (4 years). Then go to medical school (4 years). Then complete a pediatric residency program (3 years). Then you would be a qualified pediatrician. There are optional subspecialties that you could pursue too if you want to dive deeper, those are usually another 1-3 years after, but optional!!! So after high school, 11 years!