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Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Pediatricians gain hands-on experience in medical school, often in the third year or fourth year. Students often work full time at a designated site during each six- to 12-week rotation period and are assigned on-call duty on scheduled nights and weekends. Further experience is developed in the mandatory three-year residency. Scientific ability is critical to success, as well as the ability to communicate with parents and children.

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