MOC DR Study Guide
These study guides are meant to help you prepare for the cognitive examination (Part 3) of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. The guides are not all inclusive, but indicate the general topics that will be included in each subspecialty.
The examination will be a multiple-choice test. Occasionally, you will not be able to return to a question you have already answered, so it is best to answer the questions in the order given.
There are five modules in the examination. All candidates will be tested on noninterpretive skills (patient safety, contrast reactions, radiation safety, statistics, etc). A syllabus has been included for this module. The content of the other four modules will be based on the pattern of clinical practice activities that you report to the ABR. For example:
- If you report 25 percent activity in each of four areas, you will have four different clinical modules.
- If your practice is limited to two or three areas, you will have four modules that include each area you select.
- If, however, your practice is limited to one area, then you will have four modules in that area only. If you have more than one module in a clinical area, you can expect that your modules will test more advanced knowledge than if you have only one module in that area.
Noninterpretive Skills Syllabus
Noninterpretive skills include general topics of importance to the practice of radiology, such as radiation safety, recognition and management of contrast reactions, error prevention, communication skills, professionalism, ethics, and other aspects of practice. For 2013, physics as it relates to the day-to-day practice of radiology is also included.
A new syllabus, Noninterpretive Skills Domain Specification and Resource Guide, is now available. This syllabus differs from past ABR study guides because it provides detailed content that the examinees are expected to know to pass the Noninterpretive Skills Module. Because the noninterpretive skills content area is so new to most physicians, the Board decided to make a departure from its longstanding practice of not prescribing study materials for examinations.
Please note that since this is a new and evolving area, the content of the Noninterpretive Skills Module may change in the future. If changes are made to this exam module, the syllabus will be updated accordingly. To download the syllabus, please click here.