Subspecialties for Diagnostic Radiology

Alternate Pathway to Subspecialty Certification

Last verified on September 13, 2021
 

 

 

Standard Alternate Pathway

 

Requires faculty service at an institution with an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited fellowship in the discipline.

A diplomate of the ABR may attain subspecialty certification in pediatric radiology without completing an accredited fellowship if the diplomate meets the following requirements:

  • The candidate must have served on the subspecialty faculty at a single institution with an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited fellowship in the discipline for two consecutive years at 1.0 FTE, with at least 75 percent of clinical responsibility in the discipline, or at a single institution for three consecutive years at 1.0 FTE, with at least 50 percent of clinical responsibility in the discipline.
  • The candidate must be certified in general radiology, diagnostic radiology, or interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology.
  • Practice experience must be verified by letter from the chief of service or department chair.
  • Evidence of a current state medical license with an expiration date must be provided.
  • Before submitting a subspecialty application, the candidate must pay any outstanding ABR fees in full.

 

 

Temporary Alternate Pathway (2022-2024)

 

Does not require faculty service at an institution with an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited fellowship in the discipline.

A diplomate of the ABR may attain subspecialty certification in pediatric radiology without completing an accredited fellowship if the diplomate meets the following requirements:

  • The candidate must have served on the subspecialty faculty at a single institution for two consecutive years at 1.0 FTE, with at least 75 percent of clinical responsibility in the discipline, or at a single institution for three consecutive years at 1.0 FTE, with at least 50 percent of clinical responsibility in the discipline.
  • The candidate must be certified in general radiology, diagnostic radiology, or interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology.
  • Practice experience must be verified by letter from the chief of service or department chair.
  • Evidence of a current state medical license with an expiration date must be provided.
  • Before submitting a subspecialty application, the candidate must pay any outstanding ABR fees in full.

This pathway is available for a three-year period and ends December 31, 2024. Interested candidates must complete their application and pass the pediatric subspecialty exam by December 31, 2024. See details regarding application submission below.

 

 

Application

An application form must be submitted to the ABR before a decision can be made regarding a candidate's qualifications. The application window for either the Standard Alternate Pathway or the Temporary Alternate Pathway is February 1 through April 30. Please check back here on February 1, 2022, for the 2022 application.

 

 

 

Exams

 
Candidates with approved applications are eligible for the initial certification computer-based subspecialty exam in pediatric radiology.
 

 

 

Recognition of Successful Candidates

 
Successful candidates are awarded a continuous ABR subspecialty certificate in pediatric radiology.