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Elizabeth Lehto

The journey to becoming a pediatrician is a long one, but totally worth it in the end.

The first thing you need to do is get a bachelors degree (or attend a program that combines undergraduate and medical school). You can study whatever you want, but you do need a few required classes before applying to medical school: 1 year of English, 1 year of general chemistry, 1 year of organic chemistry, 1 year of biology, and 1 year of physics. You also have to take the MCAT.

Then its time for medical school, which lasts four years. You can go to a school to either get a MD or a DO.

Once you graduate from medical school, you attend a residency program, which lasts 3 years.

Answered 9 years ago

Elizabeth Lehto