How long would it take me to become a pediatrician in the UK?

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I want to study medicine in the UK to become a pediatrician. I don’t know how long it would take though. I know in the US its about 8-14 years depending on the type of doctor. But how long in the UK?

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Well straight out of High School, medical school here in the UK is 5 years. Then you have 2 years as a junior doctor. You then have 7-8 years in specialist training, after which you become a consultant (equivalent to an Attending I believe). So, 5+2+7=14 years.

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J

You can study medicine in the UK through 2 routes: either after doing a different degree (eg a BSc in Biochemistry), or straight after leaving school. The former programme usually takes about 4 years, and the latter usually 5 or 6.

You then spend 2 years as a foundation doctor, where you rotate around different medical specialities.

And after that, you’ll be able to do speciality training in paediatrics, which generally takes 8 years to complete!

Daniel

Well straight out of High School, medical school here in the UK is 5 years. Then you have 2 years as a junior doctor. You then have 7-8 years in specialist training, after which you become a consultant (equivalent to an Attending I believe). So, 5+2+7=14 years.

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