My Career Choice
- Provides health care to minors from birth to adulthood
- Responsible for the healthy growth and development of a child
- Thoroughly examine a child in order to determine whether or not the child is suffering from a medical condition
- Uses preventive methods to ensure there is no presence of a disease in a child's body
- Familiar with both common and rare diseases and their treatments
- Refers patients to specialists, if necessary
- Base Entry Salary: $90,000-$200,000
- Required Education: undergraduate degree (BD), MD/DO, pediatric residency.
- 1st Year: human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, neuroanatomy, etc.
- 2nd Year: Internal Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, etc.
- 3rd/4th Year: decide on specialty - "Primary Care", like Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics; and "Subspecialty Care", like surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, etc
Harvard Medical School
Second best medical school in the nation
Pediatrician at Work
Pediatricians work with children of all ages, from infants to 18-year-olds.
John Hopkins University
Fourth best medical school in the nation ; Attended by Dr. Benjamin Carson
Risks, Advantages, and Disadvantages
- Risks: mental stress; ethical risks; malpractice/professional conduct lawsuits; contracting diseases
- Advantages: flexible work schedule; interesting work (no dull days); helping children to avoid/manage illnesses
- Disadvantages: years and expenses of medical school; terminally ill patients; working long, irregular hours; always being by phone
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