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What do i have to accomplish to become a Radiologist.

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I am interested in becoming a radiologist and curious about the requirements. #radiology #medicine #hospital-and-health-care #doctor #college #college-major

My mom is a Radiologist and she was in college for almost 4 years. She had to get 2 different degrees and took a lot of her time in clinics, and was hard because we only lived off 1 income for those years. Maryssa H. Translate
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Rachel’s Answer

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Radiology is a great field requiring a medical doctorate. This means that you will have to complete college with a bachelor’s degree as well as all of the Pre-med requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry). GPA should probably be 3.5 or better (preferably >3.8). You will also have to score well on the MCAT. Once accepted to medical school, as long as you pass your classes and perform reasonably well during your four years of medical training, you can apply for a radiology 5 year residency.
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Richard’s Answer

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In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.

Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.

Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters


During college study for and complete the MCAT. Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.

Medical school takes 4 years to complete.

After medical school apply for an internship followed by a 4 year radiology residency.
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Kristin’s Answer

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Hello Rashawn, I have considered radiology myself. Here is a good link with more details on becoming a radiologist even including details about salary.

Kristin recommends the following next steps:

  • Get licensed and consider board certification.
  • Enter a fellowship program.
  • Complete your internship and residency.
  • Attend medical school.
  • Get accepted into a 4-year university and obtain a bachelor's degree.
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