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  1. snacks

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    ok im set on becoming a doctor.. pediatrician to be exact im 16 years old and was wondering what can i do now to help me prepare fir becoming a dictor. thanks
     
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  3. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane
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    Hey, snacks. We have a forum called hSDN here just for high schoolers. I'm moving your post there because that is a more appropriate place. Check out the stickies, especially the one about what you can do to prepare while in high school.
     
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    -Check your spelling and grammar.

    -Shadow a pediatrician.

    -Volunteer at your local medical center.

    Not much else you can do...
     
  5. phorun

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    Learn how to learn now (ie. what study strategies work for you) so you don't have to mess around with that in University... when it matters.
     
  6. bailey42

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    Take challenging courses, get involved in activities relating to the medical field (e.g. shadowing, volunteering, etc.), do the best you can academically.
     
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    Take as many AP courses as you can.
     
  8. Local

    Local Stop the Shananigans!i!i!
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    Jef, seriously?? lol. You don't have to make fun of his grammar skills.
    Pediatrician eh? I wanted to be one of those ever since i was a little kid. I think it was my 2nd day interning in the E.R. when i had my first sick kid. After hearing the kid's mother scream at me for a good 5 minutes. I decided being a pediatrician wasnt for me. Kids i can deal with- now their mothers is a different story. lol....anyways :D
    Welcome to SDN
     
  9. bailey42

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    Lol! I saw an overreactive mother freak out at a doctor the other day while volunteering in a pediatric clinic, too...I don't think I could handle screaming moms either!
     
  10. Terpskins99

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    ouch! :eek:

    I got one to add too... make sure you're going into peds for the right reasons.

    *pow* :cool:
     
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    The best thing you can do is go to a college that you LIKE... and take interesting classes to you, and become educated.

    Don't mess around freshmen year and pull Cs.

    Aside from that, have a good time in your last few years of life...
     
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