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What are some requirements to become a radiologist?

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Helene’s Answer

The nuts and bolts requirements are summarized here:

https://radiopaedia.org/articles/radiology-training-in-the-united-states-of-america

It’s typically four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school, one year of general internship such as internal medicine and 4 years of radiology residency. There are fellowship options after that for subspecialization.

More subjectively, it is a field with little patient contact and more contact with referring physicians to discuss their patients studies. It is computer based and encompasses most other fields of medicine, so every day is diverse and interesting. Radiology is a pillar of any hospital, guiding patient treatment in many cases. It requires attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and disease processes.
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Joseph’s Answer

I don't know about the requirements per-se, but I do know there's a couple of quite different routes into it. Going into a medical degree and gradually specialising in radiology would see the most obvious route; but I'm a radiation physicist in an industrial field, and I know a good chunk of the students in my nuclear physics classes were looking to get into radiology and radiotherapy, so taking a physics undergraduate program followed by a postgraduate radiation physics course is also apparently a good route in (at least on my side of the "pond").

I couldn't say much about the medical requirements, but from a radiation physicist's point of view, I can say radiologists would need to be comfortable working with ionising radiation and will need a good mathematical understanding to deal with dose measurements and converting between different units.
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