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What are the requirements to become a pediatrician?

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Education Requirements Most aspiring physicians and surgeons must complete an undergraduate degree, followed by 4 years of medical school and a 3-7 year internship and/or residency. The length of residency depends on specialization, which in the field of pediatrics, could reach 7 years. read more

Students who have a clear goal to become a pediatrician upon starting undergraduate school may choose to major in child psychology or another discipline closely associated with pediatrics. 2. Apply to medical school. Earning a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) degree is a requirement to become a pediatrician. read more

A pediatrician is a medical doctor who has obtained specific training in medical care and treatment of children and adolescents. Like any physician, a pediatrician must earn a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from a recognized medical or osteopathic school. read more

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