Can you become a cardiologist by not going to classes and just studying the books about Cardiology?

Is it possible to save some time in studying cardiology and not going to specific classes. If you buy a professional book and study from it, can you just take a test to prove you have studied and that you do know about what you are trying to become. Like a self-taught cardiologist that learned from just the books because he didn't have time to go to classes and was working.

Asked By: xdrode - 8/23/2012
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No. A cardiologist is a medical doctor with at least 13 years of college and training. Most of that isn't just stuff you can get by reading a textbook - it's labs, clinical experience, working with professionals, group work, learning to use equipment, interacting with patients, and much more. There are no tests to... More
Answered By: eri - 8/23/2012
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I don't think so even you know everything you still need to have recognized degree as a trained cardiologist.why would someone come to the 'cardiologist' who is not officially a cardiologist?think..
Answered By: Have You Say!! - 8/23/2012
If you want to receive a valid medical degree, the only way to do that is by graduating from an accredited medical school. Self-study won't work.
Answered By: Rustic B - 8/23/2012
Do you really think anyone would allow a cardiologist to operate on them if he had never done it before and just read about it in a book? Think about it.
Answered By: Donald B - 8/23/2012
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