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What's the duration of radiologist schooling?

Hey! I'm really interested in pursuing a career in radiology, but I'm not sure about the time commitment for schooling and any residencies. Can someone give me an idea of how long the whole process typically takes?

7 months ago

Hey there! Pursuing a career in radiology is a great choice, and I'm happy to help clarify the duration of schooling and residency involved.

First, you'll need to complete a 4-year undergraduate degree, preferably with a major in a relevant field, like biology or chemistry. After earning your bachelor's degree, you'll then attend medical school for another 4 years. Upon completing medical school, you'll enter a radiology residency, which typically lasts 4 years. During this time, you'll gain hands-on experience and work closely with experienced radiologists to develop your skills.

In some cases, radiologists may also choose to pursue a fellowship to further specialize in a particular area of radiology, such as interventional radiology or pediatric radiology. Fellowships usually last an additional 1-2 years.

In total, the entire process takes approximately 12-14 years (4 years for the bachelor's degree, 4 years of medical school, 4 years of residency, and possibly 1-2 years for a fellowship). It's a significant commitment but can lead to a rewarding and well-compensated career in the medical field. Good luck on your journey!

7 months ago

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