What degree is needed to be a Pediatrician?

A recognized medical degree from an accredited medical school such as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, or a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS/MBChB) degree is required. After completing medical school, a pediatric residency must be completed and board certification examinations must be successfully passed to become a board-certified pediatrician.