Question by  sheeba (22)

How do you become a radiologist?

How long does it take to become one? I really want to be a radiologist.


Answer by  PZ (1206)

First you must complete a 4-year bachelor's degree and be accepted into medical school. After 4 years of med school, you are required to complete a 5-year residency, which provides specialized training in diagnostics and various types of imaging. It adds up to 13 years of schooling.


Answer by  Jenny69 (7)

In order to become a radiologist, you will need to obtain a medical degree. One must first obtain a four-year degree. Generally, one focuses on math and science fields. Upon obtaining your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply to medial school. Admission to an approved medical school is competitive, thus, a high GPA from your undergraduate institution is vital.


Answer by  abc18 (12)

First you need to finish college and get a bachelor degree in any college. Then you need four more years to get a Medical Degree and after that you need to have one year of internship, four years of residency and two years of fellowship. There is a lot of studying but it is fun and it pays off.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Becoming a radiologist requires four years of college, four years of medical school (MD/DO), passing the national medical board exam, completing a one-year internship and securing a residency in radiology, which is a program of four years, followed by a fellowship of one-three years = 14-17 years after high school.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

Radiology is a very specialized field that requires 15 years of study after high school. This includes: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 5 years of medical residency, and 2 years in a specialization program.


Answer by  gordonB (5)

First you must obtain a Bachelor's degree (3-4 years). Then you attend 4 years of medical school. This is followed by a 5 year residency, and optional fellowship (1-3 years).


Answer by  sdevasis9 (11)

The students who want to become radiologists should write an entrance exam to get admission to the graduate or diploma courses offered. It takes total of 13 years.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

In order to become a radiologist you must complete the proper training and schooling. Depending on if you want to just take the x-rays or read them the schooling will vary from becoming a doctor to a two year degree.

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