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Becoming a Pediatrician

Information on becoming a Pediatrician, including career opportunities, salaries, medical school requirements, and what it takes to become a doctor specializing in Pediatrics.

Poll:Why do you want to be a Pediatrician?
1) It is a chance to make a lot of money 2) I like kids 3) I don't like adult patients
4) I think I can make a big difference in some kids' lives. 5) Actually, I'd rather be a different type of doctor.
6) I don't want to be a doctor at all. | View Results
  1. PreMed Resources
  2. Choosing a Pediatrician
  3. Find a Doctor
  4. Becoming a Pediatrician Q&A (8)

Becoming A Pediatrician Quiz
Do you want to become a Pediatrician? Take our Becoming a Pediatrician Quiz to see if you have done your homework and know everything you should about becoming a doctor and a career in Pediatrics.

Top Ten Reasons to Become a Pediatrician
The top ten reasons why students should go to medical school and become a Pediatrician.

Interview with a Pediatrician
An interview with a pediatrician for students interested in a job in pediatrics, including how long you have to go to school, premed class requirements, and getting into medical school.

Advice for New Pediatricians
Review some things that can help make the transition from residency to general practice easier for new Pediatricians.

Becoming a Pediatrician
Review the main things that you should consider when thinking about a career in medicine and Pediatrics. Is a career in Pediatrics right for you?

Becoming a Pediatrician Poll
Why do you want to be a Pediatrician? The Money? To Help People? Because you like kids? Take our poll.

Preparing to be a Pediatrician
You might not have learned everything you need to know in kindergarten and you likely will not learn everything you need to know about Pediatrics during your residency. Learn what you can do to prepare for a career in Pediatrics, including what classes and electives will help you to be a better Pediatrician.

Years of School to Become a Pediatrician
Review how many years of school, including college, medical school, and a residency program, that you must finish to become a Pediatrician.

Premed Course Requirements
Review what premed classes you should take in college if you want to go to medical school.

Medical School Application Timeline
Review the timeline of what will happen on your road to going to medical school and becoming a Pediatrician.

Interviews with a Pediatrician
A series of student interviews with a Pediatrician with a discussion of a Pediatrician's typical day, tasks performed, responsibilities, characteristics and traits of Pediatricians, employment outlook, schooling requirements, what a doctor does and lots of extras.

Becoming an MD
How do you become a physician? From the American Medical Association, information about undergraduate educations, medical school, residency programs and fellowships, for students interested in becoming a doctor.

Careers in Medicine
Help for students trying to make a decision about a career in medicine, including if you are the right kind of person for a medical career, what medical school is really like, choosing a good college for premed courses, and how long it takes to become a doctor.

Careers in Pediatrics
Information about a career in Pediatrics for medical students, with training, residency, workforce and salary information.

Pediatric Career Information
Pediatrics 101 from the American Academy of Pediatrics with information on general pediatrics, educations and training, subspecialities, practice options, income, personal and professional satisfaction, and special attributes of Pediatrics.

Pediatric Medical Student Education Overview
An overview of Pediatric education at one medical school (Dartmouth Medical School) and what you will do in each of your four years of medical school.

The Journey to Become a Pediatrician
Information on becoming a Pediatrician that will be helpful for students doing a report or considering a career in Pediatrics.

Pediatrics - Pediatric Milestones
Learn more about pediatrics, including the history of pediatrics, important milestones in pediatrics, and how to become a pediatrician.

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