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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine