Question by  luvontherocks (18)

How long do you have to go to school to become a pediatrician?

That's a job I'm really interested in doing.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

A pediatrician is a physician (MD/DO). An undergrad degree is required, followed by four years of medical school, followed by an internship (one year) and a residency of at least three years. It is common to continue one's education in a sub-specialty and/or to do a fellowship. Total schooling is 12+ years after high school.


Answer by  JohnHolmes (2660)

Most people who become pediatricians spend at least eight years in school and some even longer. It is possible to finish this degree in as little as six years with a very strict course load as well as additional night and summer schooling.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

In general you have to earn a bachelor's degree prior to attending medical school. Following medical school graduation you will have to complete a residency period as well as other requirements depending on your program. This means at the minimum you will be in school for at least 6 years prior to becoming a doctor plus any additional training time.


Answer by  foo2525 (257)

If you are really interested in this field, then you are looking at about 8 years of schooling or even more because you need to practice in your area as well.

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