What is the exact degree you need to become a pediatric surgeon?

To become a pediatric surgeon, a 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 earning one of these recognized medical degrees, a residency in surgery must be completed and board certification examinations successfully passed. After that, a fellowship in pediatric surgery must be completed.