Radiation Oncology

The Board of Certification in Radiation Oncology has postponed the acceptance of new applications for the Initial Certification Exam.   Please click here for more information.

 

The ABPS’s radiation oncology board certification exams enable successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in radiation oncology. Completing the radiation oncology board certification exams indicates mastery of radiation oncology experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

The radiation oncology board certification examination process consists of written and oral exams.

The format of the written exam is multiple-choice, single-response questions. The questions are developed and validated by Diplomates of the Board of Certification in Radiology (BCR) under the direction of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and psychometric consultants.

If a candidate is successful in passing the written portion of the radiation oncology board certification exam, the candidate will advance to the oral exam at the next testing administration.

The oral exam of the Radiation Oncology board certification exams is comprised of two (2) clinical and one (1) physics case presentations in which the candidate describes his/her approach to managing a case presented by an examiner. Trained examiners who are board certified in radiation oncology conduct the oral exam.

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Patient Care Is Our Priority

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