ABPS Offers a Recognized Choice in Diagnostic Radiology

ABPS Offers a Recognized Choice in Diagnostic RadiologyPhysician board certification in diagnostic radiology gives qualified and experienced physicians a chance to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and expertise required to provide effective medical care and diagnostic services. As one of the three most prominent nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying bodies in the United States, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers certification in diagnostic radiology through the Board of Certification in Radiology® (BCR).

To be eligible for board certification in diagnostic radiology through the ABPS, a physician must have an active unrestricted medical license to practice in the U.S., the U.S. territories, or Canada. Additionally, the ABPS requires:

  • The completion of an accredited residency in diagnostic radiology, including the completion of an ACGME- or AOA-accredited post-graduate year one program or internship
  • Adherence to the ABPS Code of Ethics
  • Three current, original letters of recommendation from colleagues

To earn certification with the BCR, candidates must pass clinically based written and oral examinations, both of which have been developed and validated under rigorous standards by BCR Diplomates. Only candidates who pass the written exam can advance to the oral exams.

If you’re considering becoming board certified in diagnostic radiology, it’s important to know that the ABPS represents an ideal option, one that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook. As with any ABPS Member Board, certification with the BCR lasts for eight years. The ABPS has no formal Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, but physicians are required to complete self-assessment CME and ethics training and sit for a recertification exam every eight years. Radiologists who are board certified by the ABMS or the AOA are eligible to recertify with the ABPS once they have met eligibility requirements determined by our specialty board.

Contact the ABPS for more information about our eligibility requirements and the benefits of becoming certified in diagnostic radiology through the BCR.

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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 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
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