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What Classes Do I Need To Become A Radiologist?

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Many people believe that you only need an undergraduate degree in radiology to enter this profession, but are pleasantly surprised when they discover than a wider understanding of medicine is required. These experts can be compared to fully-trained doctors, and their job is vital in the diagnosis of dangerous and life-threatening diseases and medical complaints.

In college, considering a thorough understanding of the sciences can be a good grounding before you embark on a university degree in radiology. As you learn about the anatomy of the body, you may find that you develop a passion for treating a certain part of the body, such as cardiologists specialise in heart-related problems, and oncologists focus on the treatment of cancer. Within the field of radiology, there are dedicated professionals that analyse x-rays and the results of other advanced imaging equipment from different parts of the body. Whereas one aspiring radiologist may wish to focus on identifying problems within the head and the neck, another may specialise in scans that cover the chest and breasts.

As technology develops in the years to come, it’s fair to say that the demands of radiologists will change. Indeed, even the best professionals within the sector need frequent retraining as the latest equipment becomes standard in hospitals and treatment centres. As well as taking classes in science and radiology so you have a wide understanding of how biology works, having key skills that include problem solving, communication and the ability to learn new things quickly will stand you in good stead as a radiologist. This is a demanding job where you need to be accurate and at the top of your game throughout the day, so remember this as you study and try to get as much work experience as possible. Through seeing working radiologists treat others, the expectations and understanding you will have of this career will become more realistic.
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You would first need to take the Pre-Med classes, graduate from college  and the be accepted into medical school. All classes taken to get into med school are the same no matter what speciality you are choosing. Pre Med courses generally are 1 yr biology, 1 yr of inorganic chemistry, 1 yr of organic chemistry, calculus , English and 1 yr of physics. Check with your advisor to make sure nothing has changed or been added.  Your classes are the same in Med School for all specialities until your 4th yr. In your 4th year elective rotations are taken and this is the year you need to apply to Radiology residency programs. Once accepted the radiology residency program generally last 4-5 yrs. After that you pass your boards and enjoy your career.

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You would first need to take the Pre-Med classes, graduate from college and the be accepted into medical school. All classes taken to get into med school are the same no matter what speciality you are choosing. Pre Med courses generally are 1 yr biology, 1 yr of inorganic chemistry, 1 yr of organic chemistry, calculus, English and 1 yr of physics. Check with your advisor to make sure nothing has changed or been added. Your classes are the same in Med School for all specialities until your 4th yr. In your 4th year elective rotations are taken and this is the year you need to apply to Radiology residency programs. Once accepted the radiology residency program generally last 4-5 yrs. After that you pass your boards and enjoy your career.
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I am taking math english computer, etc., at a technical college. Can I transfer from there to another tech school (which caries the radiology courses) and continue my radiology education or will I need more ed. Before I can transfer?

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