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Radiation Oncology

The ABPS’s radiation oncology board certification exams enable successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in radiation oncology. Completing the radiation oncology board certification exams indicates mastery of radiation oncology experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

The radiation oncology board certification examination process consists of written and oral exams.

The format of the written exam is multiple-choice, single-response questions. The questions are developed and validated by Diplomates of the Board of Certification in Radiology (BCR) under the direction of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and psychometric consultants.

If a candidate is successful in passing the written portion of the radiation oncology board certification exam, the candidate will advance to the oral exam at the next testing administration.

The oral exam of the diagnostic radiology board certification exams is comprised of two (2) clinical and one (1) physics case presentations in which the candidate describes his/her approach to managing a case presented by an examiner. Trained examiners who are board certified in radiation oncology conduct the oral exam.