Radiology Professor

Teach university students about radiology.
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~ $172,000

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What do Radiology Professors do?

Medical students spend the first half of their education in classrooms, memorizing the names of body parts and studying diagrams of cell structures. When they arrive in medical school or enter residency programs, they’re itching to deal with real patients. But they must have lessons before they can begin that work.

As a Radiology Professor, you play a part by helping students learn how to snap images of patients. A Radiology Professor blends hands-on work, in-class lectures, and real-life examples to fully prepare students to become Radiologists and Doctors.

Radiology Professors work in medical schools and hospitals. The sort of work you do depends on where you teach. If you’re stationed in a school, you spend more time in the classroom. If you’re working in a hospital, you spend more time supervising students as they work with patients.

In the classroom, you deliver lectures about the history of radiology, and you explain the methods students should use to take great images. Sprinkling in real-life examples helps them stay interested. You may show slides of images taken by a colleague, and ask your students to interpret those images. You may also present them with a list of symptoms, and ask them to describe the images they would take to diagnose the disease.

In the hospital, you stand near your students as they perform radiological tests, and you watch them interpret the results. Since real patients’ lives are on the line, you step in well before a student makes a mistake. Diagnosing a swallowed penny as a hidden tumor could have disastrous results, for both the patient and the student, so you must stay hyper alert.

Should I be a Radiology Professor?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Professor of Radiology

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