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What is a Paediatrician?
A Paediatrician is a medical doctor who has specialised in children (from birth upwards and including teenagers).
They diagnose and treat diseases and disorders in the youth.
What does a Paediatrician do?
- meets with the parent/guardian and the baby / child
- examines the child
- prescribes the correct medicines or treatments
- liaises with other specialists on complicated cases
- advises parent/guardian on nutrition
- keeps records
- keeps up to date with medical science and paediatric issues
- attends conferences
Are you . . . ?
- interested in medicine?
- a person who is good with children?
- good at maths and science?
- a hard worker?
How do I become a Paediatrician?
- Become a Medical Doctor: CLICK HERE
- Work as a qualified doctor for 2 years
Complete 4 year Master in Medicine (Paediatrics)
- University of Cape Town
- University of the Free State
- University of KZN
- University of Pretoria
- University of the Witwatersrand
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
- Designation: It’s awarded by the HPCSA. Only then can you use the title Paediatrician behind your name.
- HPCSA: Health Professions Council of South Africa
Is becoming a Paediatrician the right career choice for me?