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how to become a pediatric surgeon?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Pediatrics: It takes a college degree, making sure to take the classes necessary to get into medical school. Simply put, get good grades. MCAT is the entrance exam (like SAT, for college). Then you go to medical school, next, for 4 yrs. After that, you begin your residency, in general surgery, 3-4 more years. Then a fellowship, in pediatric surgery, 2more years. It's also verrrrrry expensive.
Answered on May 21, 2015
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Med school: First, you need to have a bachelors degree and apply to medical school. Med school is 4 years. You then match in a general surgery residency, which is another 5 years. You then complete an additional year in pediatric surgery fellowship. After that, you can take the boards to become board certified in pediatric general surgery.
Answered on Sep 7, 2015
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Difficult: Medical school. Surgical residency which offers research 5-7 years. Compete for one of the few pediatric surgery fellowships which are about 2 years long. Then enjoy!
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
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