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How To Become A Gastroenterologist?
To obtain a qualification as a gastroenterologist, one needs to:
- Complete a Bachelor’s degree that includes Biology, Organic Chemistry, and Physics courses.
- Pass the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) exam for medical school.
- Graduate from medical school, completing both the theoretical courses and rotations during the internship.
- Obtain a medical license from the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards.
- Join a residency in internal medicine.
- Complete a specialized gastroenterology fellowship that lasts one or two years.
Specialized gastroenterology training involves:
- Training in hepatic diseases;
- Training in gastrointestinal disorders;
- Management of long-term gastrointestinal patients;
Obtain certification both in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Choose a subspecialty:
- Esophageal disease;
- Gastrointestinal oncology;
- Nutrition/obesity treatment;
Renew certification every 10 years and participate in additional classes;
- Join a professional organization (American Gastroenterological Association);
Average Salary Range For Gastroenterologists in the USA
Depending on the state, the salary of a gastroenterologist in the United States ranges from $148,650 to $185,480.
- “Q: What Is the Average Gastroenterologist Salary by State in 2019?”. Accessed November 19, 2019. Link.