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I'm not a doctor(yet that is) but I have researched a lot and have found that in high school it is best if you take all basic sciences(Biology,chemistry,and physics) along with algebra,geometry, and pre-calculus if you can while taking English and a foreign language and obviously being involved in extra-curricular activities. In college you can take a pre-med curriculum and even have a specific advisor to help you get into medical school and he will also help you to choose the best classes in college. the basic classes are obviously 1-2 courses in biology 1-2 courses in chemistry and physics (sub-catogories in these generals are also required such as genetics and anatomy).You will also need calculus and English. after 4 years of college you will take the MCAT which will be one thing that medical colleges look at when deciding who to take in.Other things that they base it on are: extra curricullar activities, community service, any jobs done that helps people( as in being a doctor you have to do this anyways), and obviously grades. Then you will complete 3 years residency

Qualifications to be a PediatricianHere is advice:
  • I am not a doctor, but am married to one. She is a Family Practice doctor, which is considered general medicine. A pediatrician is also a medical doctor, pediatrics also being part of general medicine. What this means is that you must have a 4-year undergraduate degreee and a degree from an accredited medical school or college. That is 8 years of higher education. You then have your residency period, which is a "hands on" training period where you are supervised by other doctors. That is either a 3 or 4 year period. Then you have to take your medical boards, administered by your state, I think in conjunction with the American Medical Association (AMA). You have to retake these every few years to keep your medical license. I can tell you that pediatricians are extremely dedicated medical doctors. They are also among the lowest paid, but it seems to be a very demanding and rewarding career. You don't have to be a genius in math or science, just very competent and good with people (and children). Good luck!
  • The qualifications you need in order to become a pediatrician are very easy! All the you need to do is to be hard working, honest, loyal, trustworthy, and most importantly you have to know what you are doing! Pediatricians are individuals who work with children. They usually work with toddlers and babies but they are also known for working with teens and older kids as well.
AnswerNot sure why the second person thinks you only need to be hardworking, dedicated etc, but the first advice is correct.

A pediatrician is a medical Doctor Who specialises in the care of children.

There are specialities within the speciality, ranging from neonatologists who specialise in the newborn to those who specialise in teenagers and adolescent problems, to the age of 18.

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