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Pediatrician

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Job description

Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in the care of young people, from newborns to adolescents. They are involved in diagnosing and treating injuries, infections and diseases among young patients, as well as counseling them through difficult times and situations, such as puberty and family problems. Because they deal with children and teenagers, pediatricians are likely to encounter certain diseases and problems such as asthma, lead poisoning, allergies, acne and drug abuse. A pediatrician's responsibilities are similar to other physicians. Their first duty is to diagnose illness; he or she does this by combining physical exams and special tests (e.g. X-rays and blood tests). Next, he or she recommends treatment programs. These treatment programs can involve medication, surgery, rehabilitation or advice about exercise and nutrition. Also, a large part of a pediatrician's job is to educate parents about their children's health and to help them deal with behavioral issues that may have little to do with illness. Education/Training Requirements

To have a career in Medical area these are the suggested subjects that are recommended to be taken in high school:-

Grade 9Grade 10
EnglishMathematicsScienceSocial StudiesCreative artsComputersFrenchHealth & Physical EducationEnglishMathematicsScienceSocial StudiesPersonal & Career DevelopmentComputers Grade 11Grade 12
English Mathematics ParentingBiology Chemistry Physics Social Studies ComputersEnglishAlgebra & GeometryCalculusBiologyChemistryPhysicsSocial StudiesComputers

After high school it requires that applicants need to have a minimum of two to three years of university education, including the successful of several key science courses. Steps leading to a career in Pediatrics:-

·Doctor of Medicine degree (MD), four years
·Three to four year residency period in pediatrics
·Two to four additional years of study for specialization (e.g. pediatric surgery, pediatric...

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