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Morghen Shaw ENG 101: 31274 Sandi Greene 01/04/2012 Radiology A medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X-rays in the treatment of disease; that is the definition of a radiologist as a whole. There are many different radiologist titles, such as a cardiovascular or interventional radiologist, these are only two of the many different titles of a radiologist. Each radiologist is very important for different needs of patients, a cardiovascular radiologist doesn’t usually have the experience enough to serve as an interventional radiologist, as goes for all other radiologist titles. Education is a must in the radiology field and you have to have the ambition to get through and focus on school for eight to ten years before becoming a radiologist. Aspiring radiologists must earn an undergraduate degree, complete medical school and participate in residency and fellowship training. Undergraduate schooling can be anywhere from two to four years usually, sometimes more schooling is needed before getting an undergraduate degree. Although there is no required major or education curriculum to enter medical school, the American Medical Association states that undergraduate programs that emphasize sciences are beneficial for prospective candidates (www.ama-assn.org). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that getting into medical school is no easy task thanks to fierce competition (www.bls.gov). Students spend the first two years of medical school reviewing basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and biochemistry. They also learn medical ethics, medical law, patient communication, how to obtain medical histories and perform medical exams. The last two years are spent doing clinical clerkships where students work in medical facilities putting their knowledge into practice under the supervision of a licensed doctor. Students may rotate

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