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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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 value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine