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How many years of college would it take to be a pediatrician

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Richard’s Answer

4 years of college
4 years of medical school
3 years of pediatric residency

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Kristin’s Answer

Hi Keyli,

I don't work in the field... but my father does. This will require at least 20 years of education, assuming you complete both college and med school in 4 years apiece, and 3 - 4 years of residency. During your residency you will be paid, but substantially less than you will be after you are a full-fledged doctor. https://www.verywell.com/medical-residency-training-1736213.

If you are interested in working with babies, you might consider neonatology as a specialty instead. Neonatologists specifically care for newborns. Newborns are different enough from older children that they require significantly different care.

Long story short- yes, you do need a lot of education to become a pediatrician, but it promises to be a very rewarding career.

Best of luck!


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Aman’s Answer

Pediatricians typically need a bachelor's degree, a degree from a medical school, which takes 4 years to complete, and, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs