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Undergrad, medical school, internship, and residency. That's 11-ish years of school and training (some medical schools offer programs where your undergraduate education is combined with your medical training, but even still you're looking at a minimum of 8-9 years of postsecondary—not to mention also becoming licensed by passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination, and completing a residency term—before you can begin pediatricizing. (Please don't look that up. It's a word. We promise. Maybe.)