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What does it take when you are in high school and when you make it to college to become a pediatrician?


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2011-08-19 04:51:21
2011-08-19 04:51:21

You need to do well in High School and get accepted at a good college/university. This will help with your chances of being accepted at a medical school. To be competitive for medical school, you should get about a 3.5 GPA in a good college plus participate in various extra-curricular activities and do well on an entrance exam for medical schools called the MCAT, similar to taking the SAT for college. After medical school you train for three years in a residency for pediatrics and then you are free to practice as a pediatrician.

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