The Career Of A Pediatrician

1876 WordsJan 25, 20178 Pages
“This child is nice and healthy” is what most parents hear when visiting their pediatrician. A pediatrician is a doctor who helps with medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. Many adults who have children will have a pediatrician to help with the medical needs of their child. When visiting this doctor they will do several checkups, test if needed, physicals, and will prescribe medication if it is needed. This careers tends to need several years of college, four years of undergrad, four years of medical school, and three or four years of residency. When pursing this career it is important to keep in mind that it will be hard and will definitely need to be dedicated and focused with schooling. Becoming a pediatrician is hard…show more content…
Edward Jenner did tests that led to the first smallpox vaccine in 1796. With these doctors as well was many others, diseases were found as well as vaccines for them, lectures were given to schools and other doctors, tools that can still be used to this day were invented, books about the care for children and other information were written and much more. Someone would think that this career would have been around for a while but it is one of the latest branches of medicine. The first pediatric hospital for sick children was established in 1802, Hôpital des Enfants Malades (Hospital for Sick Children), in Paris. The hospital accepts all patients up to the age of fifteen years old and it continues to this day as the pediatric division of the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital. Today, pediatrics are certified and regulated by the American Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics in the United States, and similar in other countries around the world. Pediatricians can now study and practice a subspecialty of pediatrics which focus on ailments and health conditions in children and as the interest and need in certain areas grow more subspecialties continue to be created and studied. The job of a Pediatrician will always continue to grow and will need more doctors to assistant in the health of infants, children and young adults, but some will not want to do the schooling that is required with this job but if the passion is there someone will push
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