Initial Certification for Diagnostic Radiology

Alternate Pathways

Last verified on April 11, 2023
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) offers the following alternate pathways to certification in diagnostic radiology:
The International Medical Graduate (IMG) Alternate Pathway 
An international medical graduate is defined as an individual trained in institutions outside the U.S., its territories, or Canada.
The Holman Research Alternate Pathway
The ABR recognizes the shortage of physician investigators in diagnostic radiology. To address this shortage, a research pathway program was designed for individuals to simultaneously train in diagnostic radiology and basic science, clinical, or transitional investigation. This pathway is named for B. Leonard Holman, MD, who first proposed this initiative.