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Unfortunately, the medical school admissions process is very competitive, so it is often not a matter of you choosing a school that you want to attend, but a school choosing you. Once you are accepted to different medical schools, you can choose among them, and decide which one has the program which best meets your needs. In the meantime, which schools you apply to depends upon where you live. Many states, apart from California, give preference to applicants residing in their state. For example, if you are a Pennsylvania resident, you will have an easier time entering medical school in Pennsylvania, than if you were an out-of-state applicant. In addition, it depends upon your MCAT score and your undergraduate science GPA. Identifying schools which have MCAT scores and undergraduate science GPAs which are closely aligned with yours when you apply, will increase your chances of entering medical school. Of course, there is no formula for entering medical school; many times, it is the luck of the draw because there are so many competitive candidates.
Can we assume that you have a bachelor's degree from a four year college or university? This is required for admission to a medical school.
The process is extensive. In addition to college transcripts, there are national exams (MCAT), interviews, reference letters, etc.
if you do not have enough college science courses, they will require more.
In general, you can do a google search for best medical schools. Cost will be a factor and many students are required to borrow money.
You graduate from a medical school and then do a residency to specialize in care of children. I would estimate a 3-4 year residency with additional time for specialization.
Whew! Best of luck to you.