If you ever wondered how to become a radiologist, you're in luck today!
For Real! I'm gonna outline to you what the whole thing involves. When I'm done, be prepared to start filling all these applications....
|First you need to finish college and get a bachelor
degree (BS or BA) in a field of your choice. Mine was Mathematics. This picture
is from my undergrad graduation ceremony.
|Then you need 4 more years of very hard work for your
Medical Degree. Here is myself receiving my MD from the dean of Medical School.
||But that's not all!!! You should keep in mind that you need to make
a lot of sacrifice and in the process you may possibly suffer some
side effects like major brain damage secondary to exhaustion, dehydration,
and excessive stress as demonstrated by the gang during our graduation
Next is one year of internship followed
by four years of residency and two years of fellowship!
Those are the years for you to work 100+ hours/week while being paid
minimal wage for the first 40 hours only! No overtime applies here. Hey it's your
education...And let's not forget that you need to spend tons of additional
time for studying but that's only if you need to pass your boards! And
you don't really have to pass your boards except if you want a job!
And with the way the health care system is going, a job is not an option
anymore! So there you go...You saved yourself all that extra effort of
studying. So you really should feel lucky and be grateful rather than
complain..And if finally after a zillion years you made it all the way
and you are finally ready to reap all these rewards of being a radiologist,
what happens? You ...die !!!! :) :) :)
All kidding aside, here's how to become a radiologist. Radiology is a VERY competitive
specialty in high demand and only the top of the top have a good chance to make it. It is lots of hard work and very long years but the end result is quite worth it.
To become a radiologist, one must have a great high school GPA and an impressive CV. This opens the door to getting admitted to a top college for a 4 year
bachelor degree program at then end of which one sits for the nationally standardized medical school admission test. It will take both stellar performance
throughout college and the acing of the admission exam to land a spot in a top medical school. Those that really shine during these next 4 years will eventually
have the top chances of getting into an accredited radiology residency, a process that takes 5 years and culminates into one becoming a radiologist.
So now you can say that you know how to become a radiologist.