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.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine