The undergraduate degree that one chooses does not matter in order to be a pediatrician (or any other type of physician for that matter)--he or she must simply take the appropriate premed classes, graduate from college, and be accepted into medical school. The classes one must take to get into medical school are the same no matter which kind of physician one wants to be. Generally, the premed requirements consist of a year of Biology, a year of inorganic chemistry, a year of organic chemistry, calculus, English, and a year of physics. (Check with a premed adviser to make sure that these have not changed).
If you know that you have a particular interest in Pediatrics, you might consider trying to volunteer with a clinic or hospital and finding an pediatrician who would serve as your mentor to see if it's really what you want to do and to show your interest in the field.
Once in medical school, all of the classes and rotations are the same for everyone until the fourth year, when elective rotations can be taken. You would need to apply to pediatric residency programs during that year of medical school and then complete a pediatrics residency (typically 3 years).
To become a pediatrician you need:
4 year college degree
4 year medical school degree
3-4 years of an accredited residency program
For a combined total of 11-12 years of training after the completion of high school.
Yes, all types of doctors need a license to practice, including pediatricians.
No - they need a college education.
Most pediatricians have practices by themselves or in settings with other pediatricians and Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners. By "working with", if you mean who do they know...they know the doctors that they need to refer their patients to that need more specialized care.
Pediatricians need to use math for many things. For example, in medicine, calculations are done using the metric system, so pediatricians need to know how to convert measurements. Also, to give out dosages, they need to use math. Body mass index is also another reason they need math. Many more things have math involved.
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pediatricians needed to treat kids
pediatricians have no dress code when there at work but pediatricians in training usually wear scrubbs.
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Well, pediatricians need to be able to work well with kids, have a big patience tolerence for the parents as well, be able to go through their AT LEAST 8 years of med school, and be a people person.
Pediatricians are physicians (medical doctors) with a specialty in pediatrics. Thus, yes they need a doctorate.
If pediatricians were to have an apprentice, it would be a pediatric resident.
Pediatricians usually work in hospitals.
No, there isn't because pediatricians get paid a lot.
Depends on where you work but most pediatricians do.
No there are also pediatricians in other countries.
Yes, pediatricians are considered professionals.
Yes. Pediatricians are doctors for kids.
Pediatricians are licensed medical practitioners.
because they need to be able to travel back and forth to the place of work.
Any field that involves primary care (ie, pediatrics, internal medicine, and family practice) is in short supply through-out most of the country. In Georgia, for example, there is a shortage of pediatricians, especially in rural areas. So, yes, there is a need for more well-trained pediatricians. you will need 4 year of college 4 years at medical school and 3 years working at a hospital.school.
I think most pediatricians live in California
Pediatricians work on all parts of children.
Pediatricians are medical doctors who specialize in pediatrics, or the care and treatment of children. Most pediatricians are licensed doctors of osteopathic medicine.