Pediatricians must have basic computer skills, as lots of hospitals use digital records.
They must also have strong interpersonal skills, as most of their interaction is often with sick children and their (often worried) parents. This may be a high-stress position, so the ability to work in high-stress situations and handle unexpected issues and outcomes.
Most hospitals ask if you have a pediatrician when you go in to deliver. Your baby’s first examination may be with a hospital pediatrician or your chosen pediatrician. This depends on hospital policy and whether your pediatrician makes rounds at the hospital where you deliver. If a hospital pediatrician examines your baby, he or she will provide your pediatrician with the records from these exams.
Dr Salman Bajwa, a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College, batch 29 (2007), did his FCPS residency at Benazir Bhutto Hospital and Holy Family Hospital. He has worked as Registrar pediatrics in Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and registrar pediatrics at Nafees medical College hospital for 3 years. Having gotten an additional diploma in Medical education from NUST he started private practice in 2014.