OLA Update

OLA Update

Spring Brings Record OLA Participation

2020;13(3):8

Early spring was a busy time for Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA) participation. During these challenging times of COVID-19, diplomates have stayed involved with OLA, setting single-day records for participation and questions answered in four consecutive weeks bridging March and April. The marks were set each Monday, the day OLA questions are issued to diplomates.

 

OLA started in January 2019 for diagnostic radiology and DR subspecialty diplomates. Interventional radiology, medical physics, and radiation oncology diplomates began participating in January 2020.

 

While we’re grateful that our diplomates see the value in OLA amid the chaos, we would like to remind everyone about OLA’s tremendous flexibility. For one thing, you don’t have to answer questions every week. You only need to answer 52 of the 104 question opportunities that you receive every year, and questions are available for four weeks. See our recent blog on OLA question availability.

 

These OLA features mean you can forego answering questions for as long as six months each year and still have enough opportunities to fulfill your annual OLA progress requirement. In addition, you may change the OLA email frequency to something other than weekly using several preset options. After logging in, hover over the username in the upper right corner, then choose “OLA Preferences.” From there, select “Edit” and pick one of the options.

 

Anyone with questions about OLA or anything related to certification should contact information@theabr.org or (520) 790-2900.

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