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How many years of college does it take to become a pediatrician?

by tom44 on July 12, 2013

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Question by Sarah 🙂: How many years of college does it take to become a pediatrician?
I am going into 9th grade and i have always wanted to become a pediatrician. I was wondering how many years of college and maybe some classes i would have to take. I know i have a couple years but i am very intrested in the job.

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Answer by Embarrassed
Usually you need four years pre-med, four years medical school, and three years of residency. Some medical schools like Albany Medical College of Union University are six years but they dont require any pre-med.
A biology major or some other science major helps alot but is not an absolute requirment. You have to really love memorization because medical school is really about survival.
Sometimes a perspective physician cant handle medical school and ops instead to be a Certified Physician’s Assistant. That takes six years or two years on top of pre-med.
A Certified PA could specialize in Pediatrics. They see patients and work under a physician’s supervision.
PA programs are easier to get into but they are also heavy on basic science.

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