Board President: ABR Tackling Challenges of Pandemic, Remote Exams

Vincent P. Mathews, MD, was named president of the ABR Board earlier this year. Dr. Mathews, a professor and chair of the department of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine with highest distinction. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and…
Among the important ABR activities impacted this year by the COVID-19 pandemic are the in-person volunteer meetings that normally take place in Chicago and Tucson. Radiation oncology volunteers, like their counterparts in the other three specialties, have been meeting remotely via Microsoft Teams since March.   The role these professionals play in developing questions and…
To ensure fairness and relevancy, the ABR’s exams and assessments are criterion-referenced. That includes Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA), the ongoing evaluation tool that enables diplomates to fulfill Part 3 of Maintenance of Certification. Criterion-referenced exams and assessments aren’t graded on a curve, and a participant’s score isn’t impacted by others’ performances. In addition, OLA questions…
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