Radiologists Have a Choice in Board Certification

Radiologist Board CertificationAt the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), we offer board certification and recertification for qualified, licensed radiologists who can demonstrate their mastery of their specialty. As the third largest physician multi-specialty certifying body in America, we have Diplomates in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, which speaks to the network of exceptional physicians we have operating in the medical community. When you are considering pursuing board certification in radiology, it is important to understand that you have a choice. With the ABPS, you’ll have an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and experience in radiology without industry politics and needless hurdles getting in your way.

ABPS takes pride in having stringent, but fair, eligibility requirements for licensed radiologists. In order to be eligible for board certification in diagnostic radiology through the ABPS, we require:

  • The completion of an ACGME or AOA-accredited post-graduate year one program or internship
  • The completion of an accredited residency in diagnostic radiology
  • Conformity with the ABPS Code of Ethics
  • An unrestricted license to practice medicine in your state
  • Three current, original letters of recommendation from colleagues

Recertification, on the other hand, has its own requirements that prioritize a commitment to continuing medical education (CME) in the years since you first obtained board certification, the successful completion of an ABPS-approved ethics class, and other similar requirements.

If you are interested in becoming board certified in radiology, or the time has come to start thinking about recertifying, it is important to know that you do have viable options. At the ABPS, we have developed a rigorous but reasonable opportunity for qualified physicians to earn the recognition they deserve. In addition radiologists who are board certified by the ABMS or AOA are eligible to recertify with ABPS upon successful completion of the eligibility requirements determined by our specialty board. To learn more about our requirements and the advantages to working with the ABPS, contact us today. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
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
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