Nontraditional route to medicine for Dr. Gail Weingast

As she approached the field of medicine for an education and later a full career, Dr. Gail Weingast took a nontraditional route at its very beginning. This future doctor attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts for her undergraduate studies. And there, in Jackson College at the university, she focused on Spanish, attaining her degree in the subject in 1969. Although it was not a typical path taken by a future doctor, Dr. Gail Weingast carried this Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with her as she began additional years of study, but focused on medicine.

By 1976, Dr. Gail Weingast had graduated from Boston University’s School of Medicine. She did not look back onto her education in Spanish, but instead continued in medicine through multiple internships, fellowships, residencies and post-graduate research. For nearly the next decade, she honed her skills in medicine into an expertise in radiology — after also learning about ultrasound and pediatrics extensively.

In 1984, she completed the entirety of her education and moved into radiology as her full-time, career-long expertise. Most recently, Dr. Gail Weingast can be found at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she has spent more than 20 years of her career and now serves as Chief of Breast Imaging.

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Dr. Gail Weingast – From Colorado to Connecticut

During a medical professional’s life, they may be taken all over the country. This is true of Dr. Gail Weingast. After earning her medical degree in Boston, she went through her residencies and then was staffed at Colorado General Hospital for years, serving in several different positions and in many different departments. During this time, she developed a vast number of skills both in the medical field directly but also in managing people. Dr. Gail Weingast is now a radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital, in Norwich, Connecticut. It is here that she serves as the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. She brings decades of knowledge and experience to her role as Chief.

Gail Weingast Has Shown Herself to Be A Medical Leader

Obviously, medicine wasn’t Gail Weingast’s first calling, That came at some time after she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Tufts and she decided to earn a medical degree fromthe Boston University School of Medicine, where she officially became Gail Weingast MD in 1976. Dr. Weingast completed a two-year pediatrics internship and a three-year radiology residency at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, as well as a fellowship in the field of ultrasound. Dr. Gail Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver and she then went on to practice at several other Colorado and New York hospitals before landing at her current position at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut.

These days, Dr. Gail Weingast is considered to beat Backus among the top radiologists in the country. She has been at Backus for more than two decades and she is now their Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. From there, she has worked hard to lead her radiology department into its current status as a premiere medical facility. In all, it has been her nearly four decades of education and experience that has given her a decided edge.

Gail Weingast MD, From School to Career

From Boston University, where Gail Weingast MD earned her medical degree to an internship in the field of pediatrics from 1976-1977 at the Colorado General Hospital in Denver, Gail Weingast MD’s career started out strong and has continued as such ever since. She went on to do a residency in the Radiology department from 1980 to 1983 at the Colorado General Hospital. She then performed a fellowship in the field of Ultrasound in 1983. Followed by her postgraduate studies as a Radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, CO. Each of these steps brought Gail Weingast closer and closer to her career of radiology which is what she works in today.

The Career of Dr. Gail Weingast, Radiology Specialist

Way back in 1969, the future Dr. Gail Weingast obviously had no clue about her destiny, to become a world-class radiologist. That’s because her first degree was in Spanish, with nom pre-med in sight. These days, Dr. Gail Weingast is highly regarded as she serves as a radiology specialist with a phenomenal reputation at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. At that hospital, Dr. Weingast is the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging and in her 20 years there, she has brought her radiology department into prominence, as one of the finest in New England.

While her path may seem a bit circuitous in hindsight, Dr. Gail Weingast values every aspect of her journey, since all of it contributed to making her the doctor she is today. Soon after earning her degree in Spanish from Tufts University, something must have changed her mind, because she attended the Boston University School of Medicine, and officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD by earning her medical degree in 1976.

Of course, as is always the case for doctors, that was not the end of Dr. Gail Weingast’s education, but the beginning. Following medical school, Dr. Gail Weingast completed a pediatrics internship from 1976-1977 and then followed that up by completing a pediatrics residency over the subsequent two years. Still under the auspices of Colorado General Hospital in Denver, she also completed a residency in radiology from 1980 to 1983 and a fellowship in the field of ultrasound in 1983. Dr. Weingast managed to complete her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, which is also located in Denver.

Dr. Gail Weingast, Radiology Professional, Earned Her Reputation

Currently, those looking for Dr. Gail Weingast will find her working hard as a noted radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. Over her 20-plus years there, she has developed a strong reputation. She is the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging, but that’s just a title. In reality, Dr. Weingast has managed to guide her department into its current position as a premiere medical facility. Since she now has more than four decades in medicine, it is clear her knowledge and experience has led her there.

It is not clear the path to her current position was planned from the beginning, since the path she followed wasn’t always a straight line. Her education, for instance, began in 1969, when young Gail Weingast attended Jackson College at Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, thus indicating she didn’t see medicine as a calling from the beginning. Something switched on soon after, however, since she attended the Boston University School of Medicine, which is where she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD.

That happened in 1976, and that was just the start of her medical education. After medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a pediatrics internship from 1976 through 1977, and followed that up with a residency in pediatrics, which she completes in 1978. Following that, she also completed a residency in radiology from 1980 to 1983 and a fellowship in the field of ultrasound in 1983. All of that was completed at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, although Dr. Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at Denver’s St. Anthony’s Hospital. Following her education, Dr. Gail Weingast practiced at several hospitals in Colorado and also New York, before landing at Backus Hospital more than two decades ago.

Dr. Gail Weingast – A Biography

Her educational journey began in 1969 with earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, so it’s not clear that Gail Weingast intended to have a career as a medical professional from the very beginning. She earned her Spanish degree from Jackson College at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. If she wasn’t intending to be a doctor at the very beginning, however, something changed soon after. Within a short time, she was taking classes at the Boston University School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree and officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD in 1976.

Following her completion of medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a pediatrics internship from 1976-1977 and she completed a two-year residency in pediatrics, followed by a residency in the field of radiology from 1980 to 1983 and a fellowship in the field of ultrasound in 1983. She completed all of those educational programs at Colorado General Hospital in Denver by 1983, but Dr. Gail Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist in 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.