Board of Certification in Diagnostic Radiology
The diagnostic radiology board certification exams offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) allows successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in diagnostic radiology. Successfully completing the exam indicates mastery of diagnostic radiology skills and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.
To be eligible to apply for initial board certification in diagnostic radiology, an applicant must first satisfy the general requirements of the ABPS. These include being a graduate of a recognized U.S., Canadian, or international allopathic or osteopathic college of medicine, and holding a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
The Board of Certification in Radiology® (BCR®) has its own eligibility requirements that include:
- Completing an ACGME-accredited PGY-1 program or an AOA-accredited accredited internship and a diagnostic radiology residency accredited by the ACGME, the AOA, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
- Submitting three letters of recommendation from physicians in the candidate’s community or specialty
- Submitting a current curriculum vitae that includes medical school, degrees earned, and work experience, in chronological order
- Completing a self-query of the National Practitioner Data Bank and submitting the report. Get your self-query report here.
After applicants are deemed eligible, they must pass both a written exam and an oral exam in order to earn board certification in diagnostic radiology. Candidates must pass the written exam in order to take the oral component. (The oral component is taken after the candidate has passed the written exam.) For information about dates and fees for the application and the exams, click here.
For the 2019 schedule, click here.
Once granted, all ABPS certificates are good for a period of eight years, expiring on December 31 of the eighth year.
The ABPS invites qualified applicants to apply for certification in diagnostic radiology. Recognized as an ideal board certification option by the U.S. Department of Labor, the ABPS has Diplomates in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and BCR® Diplomates practice their specialty at some of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare institutions.
For more information about certification in diagnostic radiology through the BCR®, contact the ABPS today.