Pediatrician Career Goals

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When I was younger, I went through many different, "I 'm going to be this" phases growing up. Whatever you name, that 's what I wanted to be, however, I think the first thing that I thought was my ‘calling ' was, a hairstylist around the age of 6. Gradually as I got older, I began to realize those job fields weren’t for me but what was truly right for me, was becoming a pediatrician. Since I was young, I have always been good with taking care of kids, always been the one that my baby cousins adored the most, and always been the one family members or family friends call when they need someone to babysit their kids. Luckily, this never bothered me, I love seeing kids up and happy rather than down and out so I knew something in pediatrics was …show more content…
However, one thing that all must do, is graduate from a four-year undergraduate school. Then after that, the requirements averagely include another 4 years of college, but instead, at a medical school, such as Emory or Duke. However, during the time of your medical school, a residency that, depending on what you plan on specializing on, can last between 2-8 years, basically saying, the harder your sub-specialization, the longer your residency. Soon after all this, one will be able to earn their doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine before taking the American Board of Pediatrics certification exam to finally become a certified Pediatrician ("What Are the Qualifications of Becoming a Pediatrician?" Healthfinder.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. …show more content…
But it isn’t a perfect match since one thing that I will have to face as a pediatrician that slightly troubles me, is simply just my communication with others since I normally don 't like to do a lot of talking. However, I do know that there are some clubs and organizations that can help me at getting more out there such as doing something on campus with the civic engagement group or even things off campus such as doing volunteer work over the summer back in my hometown at the medical center there that allows people to come in and help them out. Essentially, if I keep my mind right and make sure to always stay focused on my goals, then I can really make this happen and might hopefully make it into that top 10% pediatrician

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