Can you be a pediatrician in the US and still stand by your faith?


Sure you can enter into pediatrics. If you are so concerned about possible compromising your faith. Then choose a specialty within pediatrics where this issue will never come up. There are so many things to do within the large field of pediatric medicine beyond being just a general pediatric practioner.
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Nephrology
Neonatal intensive care
Pediatric intensive care
Pediatric Orthopedics
Pediatric hematology/oncology
Pediatric neurology
Pediatric neurosurgery
Pediatric Endocrinology


Good idea, and I can switch back to general peds when medicine becomes sane again… hopefully in my lifetime…


Hopefully Mike Pence helps make it legal to say that phrase again in metropolitan areas …


Have you also considered good 'ol family medicine? Family practice provides special insights into your patients when you know and treat everyone in the same family. Some huge percentage of doctors are specialists where most people don’t have specialized issues. I’ve found that family medicine doesn’t get as rigid as some of the specialties, either. As a bonus, I believe that there are some scholarships and loan forgiveness opportunities to explore if you’re willing to work in a rural area. Just a thought to throw out there.

ETA: I just read the thread, and it sounds like you prefer an urban area. So forget that rural area/scholarship bit!


Hi. What exactly do you mean by “more liberal leaning”?


Less emphasis on right to life and more emphasis on gender neutrality. I heard about those babies and toddlers who were denied life support


Joyful, I just read this article about an OBGYN who no longer prescribes hormonal birth control. His practice seems to be thriving.


Neither me nor my colleagues have ever practiced gender neutrality. I’ve only ever had one trans patient. I was not treatng ‘trans issues’, and so it wasn’t an issue.

Please be very critical of articles you read about cases such as Alfie Evans. I don’t want to discuss that or similar cases. But the healthcare staff here are focused on a child’s right to life. And we are not how the gutter press portray us. We don’t deny babies life support for sport!


It’s probably just Canada then right?


What’s probably just Canada?


That tortures kids for fun. Sadly there are some rather popular media outlets that present grossly distorted views of medical care in other countries.


Both of those cases were in the United Kingdom, not Canada, and they weren’t torturing children for fun.


Follow EWTN news. They have a more Catholic rather than political perspective on the news, that’s where I hear these stories


I’m not surprised. There’s a hole in the market for Catholics seeking ethical care. It’s hard enough to find pro-life midwives and OB/GYNs.


Used to, however, the politics were too biased during the 2016 election. I stick with Vatican news and various news wire services.


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