Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sim Hoffman - Becoming a Radiologist

As a valuable member of the growing field of radiology, Sim Hoffman knows what it takes to become a specialized physician. If you are thinking about pursuing this career, certain qualifications will of course be needed.

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Requirements in the U.S.

The first requirement is the completion of one’s college studies. This usually implies a four-year period, but there are undergraduates who can finish college in three, or possibly even two years. The next stop is of course medical school, but between the end of your undergraduate studies and the start of medical school, you can use the time to develop a deeper understanding of radiology, attending public lectures and getting in contact with radiologists.

Medical School and What Follows

After getting into a medical school, you have to make sure that radiology electives (specified classes you take for your major and minor) are part of your finishing years. Once you completed the first phase of your medical studies, a one-year internship is required, followed by four years of radiology residency. During that period, you must pass several examinations carried out by the American Board of Radiology. The process involves three major tests, a written, an oral, and a physics examination.

Once the Residency Is Completed

When you completed your residency, you can either start your career as a radiologist or choose any one of the sub-specialties that include mammography, neuroradiology or interventional radiology. As an accomplished radiologist who specialized in nuclear radiology, Sim Hoffman completed this challenging process successfully.