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What school is easier?

How hard is radiology school compared to Veterinary school?

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Stacie’s Answer

Hello Jasmine, both radiology and veterinary schooling have their own unique challenges, but don't let that discourage you! Radiology schooling is a 2-year journey towards an associate's degree, with some prerequisites needed before you can dive in. It's a competitive field, but that just means it's full of opportunities to shine. On the other hand, veterinary school is a longer 8-year commitment, split into 4 years of undergraduate study and then another 4 years in veterinary school. At the end, you'll be rewarded with a doctorate degree, a testament to your hard work and dedication. So, whether it's radiology or veterinary, both paths offer rewarding experiences and valuable knowledge. You've got this, Jasmine!
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margaret’s Answer

In addition to Nirah's answer, there are radiologist technicians and veterinary technicians (rvt if you get in the right program). I believe that veterinary medicine is much more challenging because you have to study and understand disease and medication options for a wide range of species, whereas in human medicine you have to study only one species. Of course in either profession after learning general medicine you can specialize and focus on a more narrow area of study, in your case radiology.

I have been told that veterinary medicine is more challenging because of the nuances of different species that dictate treatment. The breadth of veterinary medicine, because of the species component, is more complex. In the case of radiology for veterinary medicine you have to have knowledge of a spectrum of different species anatomy and physiology, which is why this profession is more complex.
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Nirah’s Answer

Radiology is a medical specialty. To become a radiologist, you have to first complete medical school (or veterinary school to be a veterinary radiologist). After you have your MD or DVM degree, to become a radiologist, you have to complete a radiology residency (where you work and learn under the supervision of board-certified radiologists), and then pass the radiology board exam.
So, there really isn’t radiology school. Getting into radiology residency programs is competitive, as these programs typically only exist at large teaching hospitals. There are a lot fewer veterinary radiology programs than human medicine programs (but also fewer applicants). The radiology exam is more difficult (has a lower pass rate) than the general medical board exam that you take at the end of vet school or medical school. However, the residency itself is a very different experience than being in vet school- it is mostly hands-on work experience, with no classes (though there are workshops, seminars, and other learning opportunities).
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Julio’s Answer

Hello Jazmine, I tell you that both are sciences but veterinary medicine covers many parts of the sciences as are physiology, surgery among others while radiology is only responsible for part of image analysis and the use of this technology
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