Monday, 14 March 2016

Wessam Bou-Assaly - How to Become a Radiologist

As with any medical field, there is a specific process to becoming a radiologist. Doctor Wessam Bou-Assaly is an experienced and skilled radiologist. He began his radiology training in France, and moved to the United States so that he could study two different subspecialties of radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine.

The first step to becoming a radiologist is to earn a bachelor’s degree. You should study a scientific field that is related to medicine, such as biology or chemistry. It is also a good idea to look for an undergraduate school that has a pre-medical program. Once you have your undergraduate degree, you will need to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and begin applying to medical schools. A medical program will take four years to complete. In brief, you will spend your first two years in the classroom, and your last two years doing clinical rotations.

After earned a medical degree ( MD), you will need to find a radiology residency program, which is one of highly competitive and difficult to get in. This will provide you with on the job training and will help you learn a specialty.

A residency program can take anywhere from four years to five years depending on your specialty. Some doctors choose to enter a fellowship program after their residency in order to take on a subspecialty, while others choose to begin practicing after they complete their residency.

Doctor Wessam Bou-Assaly completed his radiology residency in France, and then moved to the United States to complete fellowships in neuroradiology and nuclear medicine.