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

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you need to take a lot of bio and chem in college Rachel B.
Preparing to be a physician of any kind requires concentration in scientific courses, beginning with the freshman undergraduate year. Required courses include biology, chemistry, physics and calculus. More advanced courses include microbiology, molecular biology, organic chemistry, genetics and anatomy. Hannah D.
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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

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