ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program™

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program logoThe ABR partners with the American Board of Medical Specialties to assist candidates and early career diplomates with their research efforts and leadership development through the Visiting Scholars program. 

A one-year, part-time program, ABMS Visiting Scholars facilitates research projects that address pressing health care issues and research priorities for the Member Board community. The ABR is one of 24 ABMS Member Boards. 

The ABR became involved in Visiting Scholars in 2022, choosing Cleveland Clinic physician Sara Hunter, MD, as the first recipient. The ABR’s goal is to fund up to four projects each year, covering diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, medical physics, and radiation oncology professionals.

For more information, please visit the ABMS’ website or watch this video. Applications for the 2024-’25 cohort will be accepted until June 17.

2024 Informational Flyer


2023-’24 Visiting Scholars

This year’s class of Visiting Scholars includes one diagnostic radiology assistant professor and two radiation oncology residents who are sponsored by the ABR.

Francis Deng, MD, Leslie Chang, and Ria Mulherkar, MD.
Francis Deng, MD; Leslie Chang, MD; and Ria Mulherkar, MD.

Francis Deng, MD (diagnostic radiology), Leslie Chang, MD (radiation oncology), and Ria Mulherkar, MD (radiation oncology), were selected from a group of applicants.

Dr. Deng is an assistant professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Chang is a resident at Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Mulherkar is a resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hillman Cancer Center.

2022-’23 Visiting Scholar

Our first Visiting Scholar was Sara Hunter, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Her project, titled, “It’s Not Enough to be Up-to-Date, You Have to be Up-to-Tomorrow: How Longitudinal Assessment Encourages Radiologists to Stay Current,” examines the impact of Continuing Certification programs, like Online Longitudinal Assessment.

Visiting Scholar Offering Continuing Certification Feedback Survey