May 20, 2010
Children are our future. I have to say this is one of the statements that I have heard most over the last eighteen years of my life. As I go on I come to figure that it is true. That children are our future and the reason why is because the children grow up and become Doctors, Teachers, etc. I have always known that I wanted to work with little kids. Because they have a passion that older people don’t, also they are easily handled. Children are fun, loving and outgoing to see ones smile could make any day worth living.
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.
As a Pediatrician, you will ALWAYS be learning! After high school, you need 4 years of undergraduate courses at a college or university (which will get you a BS, BA, or other Bachelor's degree). After completing college, you will need to attend 4 years of Medical School (which will get you an MD or DO degree). After this, you...