The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) Offers an Option for Physician Recertification in Diagnostic Radiology

ABPS Offers Recertification in Diagnostic RadiologyThe Board of Certification in Radiology (BCR) gives qualified physicians the opportunity to validate their hard-earned knowledge and expertise in diagnostic radiology through physician board certification. The BCR is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which has long maintained a non-discriminatory approach to board certification. The ABPS, therefore, invites Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to apply for recertification with the BCR.

A nationally recognized board in diagnostic radiology, the BCR has been certifying physicians since 1986. Today, BCR Diplomates practice their specialty at some of the most respected medical facilities across the country.

To become recertified with the BCR, Diplomates of the ABMS and AOA must provide documentation of their certification, which must be current or no more than two years past the expiration date. Candidates may apply for recertification as early as two years before their certification expires.

The BCR recertification process includes continuing medical education (CME), work experience, and rigorous testing that expands physicians’ skills and knowledge while allowing them to maintain their distinction as leaders in diagnostic radiology. Additionally, BCR-certified physicians are members of a community of diverse but like-minded professionals who prioritize patient care over the business of medicine and exchange information about clinical experiences to advance their specialty and patient care in general. Given our outstanding reputation with hospitals and other employers and our stellar work record with credentialing authorities and hospital leaders, it’s little wonder that BCR recertification also makes physicians more marketable to employers and increases their opportunities for career advancement.

If you would like to learn more about the BCR recertification process, contact the ABPS. We will be glad to provide you with detailed information about the eligibility requirements for recertification.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine