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How could i go about becoming a pediatrician?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 40 years experience
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 SATS, for college). Then you go to medical school, next, for 4 yrs. After you graduate, you begin your residency, where you learn to be a pediatrician. It's usually 3 more years; more if you want to specialize. It's also verrrrrry expensive.
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
Pediatrics 32 years experience
College/Med school: To become a pediatrician you need a bachelors degree and certain prerequisite courses in math and science. Then you can applying to medical school, where you spend four years. Then you must do at least a three year pediatric residency training program. Then you can apply to become board certified.

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