Great resources and quick facts for your pediatric career...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
...in addition to this blog at Pediatric Career of course.Becoming A Pediatrician
(by the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics and the AAP)PedsJobsQ: What percent of physicians practice pediatrics?
A: 13%Q: And how many is that?
A: 75,129 per the AMA as of data from 2008Q: How many accredited residency training programs are there in general pediatrics?
A: 198 (in 2010-11) Q: And that's how many pediatric residents?
A: 8,326 residents (in 2010-11) Q: How many accredited residency training programs are there in internal medicine-pediatrics?
A: 80, with 1,417 residents training in these 4 year programs (as of 2010-11)Q: How many diseases can pediatricians prevent, adhering to the standard immunization schedule?
A: 16 (Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, Polio, Rotavirus, Rubella, Tetanus, Varicella)Q: How many pediatric trainees are doing great things to enhance the lives of children?
A: All of them, every day.Q: The journey that is your pediatric career?
About the Expert
Terry Kind, MD, MPH, is Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education at Children's National Health System. For the last decade she has also served as a primary care pediatrician at the Children's National Health Center at Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, in Washington, DC.