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What are some classes I need to take to become a pediatrician

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Mozart’s Answer

Updated Seattle, Washington
I'm a dad of four and worked at a medical university for a few years with a number of medical students. Beyond medical school curriculum and biology -- I highly recommend any learning on human development with a focus on child development. Peds are often asked tons of questions from nervous parents, growing and curious teenagers, and other professionals who trust your advice. The more you know the difference between how a 4-year old behaves vs. a 11-year old behaves will be the more useful you'll be as a pediatrician. Lastly, people are usually most concerned with how well the ped communicates with their child or with them (if parents). If possible, learn more about how to communicate tough news. Here's a short article on how parents seek to communicate with their doc: http://www.parents.com/health/doctors/6-tips-for-communicating-with-your-pediatrician/ Here's a research article on pediatric communication that is more technical http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/5/e1441