Follow these steps to become a cardiologist: Earn a degree. Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Attend medical school. Take the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE). Complete a residency program. Get board-certified in your primary specialty. Complete a fellowship program. Jun 28, 2021
We know that the suffix -ologist refers to someone who studies some area. To that, we add cardio-, which comes from the Greek kardia, meaning “heart,” and we get “someone who studies the heart.” The actual study of the heart is called cardiology, with cardiologist coming along a few years later.
The highest-paid physician specialties Specialists in plastic surgery earned the highest physician salary in 2020 — an average of $526,000. Orthopedics/orthopedic surgery is the next-highest specialty ($511,000 annually), followed by cardiology at $459,000 annually.May 26, 2021