It's been a rough night on call. You come home in the morning to find your family having breakfast. Your spouse turns to you nervously and says, "Dear, our eldest child has something to tell you."

"Mom, Dad," eldest child says, "I want to be a pediatrician — just like you."

What do you say?

In an AAP survey of 644 pediatricians, 20 percent of the physicians questioned said they would happily encourage medical students to enter pediatrics.

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