Welcome back to 'About That Doctor'! I'm your host, Billy Bob. Today we are here with Pediatrician, Dr Susan
Okay Susan. First question. What even is A Pediatrician?
Well, Bill. A Pediatrician is a physician who diagnoses, treats, vaccinates, and prevents injury & disease in babies, children, and adolescents.
What do you do at your job?
Some things I do are treating childhood diseases like chicken pox, measles, mumps, etc. I also do vaccinations like flu shots, and yearly checkups.
What did you do for education?
I went through four years of undergraduate school to obtain my Bachelors, then four years of medical school to get my Medical Degree. Before medical school, I took the MCAT to get in. Next I did 8 years of residency, and while doing that I took the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). I needed to pass so I could practice medicine. Finally, I acquired certification through the American Board of Pediatricians (ABP).