What must one major in in college to become a pediatrician?

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July 19, 2019 / By Maryann
Question: Like how a neurologist studies neurology or neuroscience, what does a pediatrician do? So I really want to go to the University of Arizona. They have a pediatrics branch in their medical school. Does this mean I'll have to complete a "clerkship" during my basic/premed 4 years of college or is the clerkship/residency detail during medical school?
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Lalla Lalla | 1 day ago
There is no required major that you must study in college to become a pediatrician. You could even choose to major in theater or film studies. The only requirements are that you finish out the minimum maths and sciences needed to enter into medical school. This makes majoring in a science like Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry good choices. To get into medical school you need your minimum math and sciences completed, must maintain at least a 3.5 on 4.0 scale, have a great MCAT score, 3 letters of recommendation, and an outstanding letter of intent/interest/personal statement. You will then be in medical school for 4 years, afterward you will declare pediatrics as your specialty and finish out a minimum of 3 years of residence and 1 year of internship. All in all, you are looking at an additional 12 years of schooling beyond high school.
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Lalla Originally Answered: What's the bets major to become an english college professor? Education major or English major?
I was on track to become an English professor. You will not need to earn a degree in education. You will just need to major in English. This is unfortunate because the best English professors I had were former public education teachers with education degrees whose background helped their teaching. Likewise, the worst English professors I had were self-absorbed and too involved in their own research to actually bother being a teacher to their students. I earned a BA in English and an MA in English Literature. I wrote and defended a 147-page thesis. While working as a graduate assistant and teaching freshmen comp classes, I realized my greatest joys were in the classroom rather than the library. Though I enjoyed the thrill of writing the occasional essay that got published, who actually read it? Just another grad student looking for a source for the next essay. The job market is absolutely horrible. I was at a university in the middle of NE and we had an opening for a Medieval professor--600 applicants for that one position. I applied to schools for a Ph.D. program, but my heart was no longer in it. Instead I opted to go back and get a BS in Secondary Ed. I've since spent the past five years teaching 8th grade Language Arts and absolutely love it. I know I'm making a difference with kids and within our community. Contrary to what you might think, the intellectual stimulation really is there. I'd be lying if I said I don't look back and wonder every now and then. I still cherish my old English (and Old English) classes and am thankful for an intensive literary education. However, I love the energy of my 8th graders and I love moving them toward texts my principal worries are far too challenging for them...and then watching their interpretation and analysis skills soar. It's a feeling that could never be experienced by a college professor. Eventually I might go back, earn my Ph.D. and work at a college again, but I would be more likely to work as a methods teacher working with English education majors. Since you're already thinking of majoring in English anyway, I'd say do it and go for the thrill of those upper level literature classes (they won't be required as an education major). Take a philosophy class or three. Minor in history. Meanwhlie, while you're getting the most out of your liberal arts education, volunteer as an English tutor and help students at the university's writing lab. See if you don't catch the thrill of working with a student and seeing his/her skills grow as a result of your coaching. I dare you to later weigh the thrill of being in a class where the lesson plan goes really well vs. the very solitary thrill of discovering a new thesis point in the library at 2 a.m. Figure for yourself which of the two thrills will still resonate as little as 50 years from now. I apologize for the long response. I wish you all the best in your decision. I envy your position of just beginning that long and absolutely sublime journey. Good luck!

Jennie Jennie
Any major. However, you need to take prereq. classes for medical school. Usually, the prereq classes are: 1 year of calculus, 1 year of english, 1 year of physics, 1 year of biology, 1 year of inorganic chemistry, and 1 year of organic chemistry. After going to med school, then you can choose your residency. In your case, that would be pediatric. Ask your premed advisor if you attend a college.
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Fionola Fionola
A pediatrician and a neurologist can major in whatever they want to as long as they take the premed classes in bio, chem, physics, math, and English. That's all you need to get into medical school.
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Dacey Dacey
Actually you don't must get a measure in biology. A biology covers all of the specifications for scientific university regardless that. You can predominant in what ever you could like, however you could additionally ought to take no less than two semesters of usual chem w/lab, two semesters of natural chem w/lab, two semesters of physics w/lab, bio categories and perhaps records. Try to hold your GPA above a three.7 and there are lots of scientific faculties available in the market. EDIT: There is not any "Pre-Med" predominant and a three.zero is not going to get you into scientific university
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Dacey Originally Answered: what major in college is wise to take when i plan on opening a pub after college?
Maybe you need some of each. Are you planning to manage this pub by yourself, or have partners or investors? Some business management skills will be critical right away -- you'll need to be able to write a good business plan in order to borrow money to start, for example, and you'll need some learning and/or experience in accounting and in human resources. You'll also want to be able to assess your location and your target market, to figure out how your pub would differentiate itself from other establishments already there and how it would develop a clientele. And you'd want to set the prices right -- I know that hospitality management courses teach that. It will help if you know enough about bar serving and about cooking in order to hire/collaborate with the right people to be in charge of those areas. Perhaps a business degree from a university and a hospitality-management diploma from a community college? And as much related employment as you can manage, working in different areas in different establishments.

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