How To Become A Pediatric Surgeon

Pediatric surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on performing a variety of surgical procedures on children ranging in age from birth to young adults. Pediatric surgeons are specially trained experts in pediatrics that perform many different procedures on young patients. Pediatric surgeons must complete an undergraduate degree, medical school, an internship, residency training, and fellowship training. Medical school provides intensive classroom and laboratory training and clinical rotations of all major medical disciplines. Employment of all surgeons is expected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 14% from 2006 to 2016. The growing population and increased need for surgery on children will drive job growth.

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