Subspecialties for Diagnostic Radiology

Requirements and Registration

Last verified on September 2, 2021
 

Requirements

Diplomates must successfully complete one year of fellowship training (after residency) in a pediatric radiology program accredited by the ACGME or by the RCPSC (Canada). They also must complete one year of practice or additional approved training, with one-third of that year spent in pediatric radiology. Diplomates who successfully completed their training before 2019 will have 10 calendar years or until December 31, 2024, whichever comes first, to obtain certification. Those who complete their training in 2019 or later will have six calendar years. Candidates who did not earn pediatric subspecialty certification before their board eligibility expired have a time-limited opportunity to become certified through the Temporary Alternate Pathway.
  • Fellowship position must be ACGME-accredited.
  • Fellowship training must be documented by letter from the program director.
  • 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, any outstanding ABR fees must be paid in full.
 

Alternate Pathway to Subspecialty Certification

To view the alternate pathway, click here.
 

Application

The standard application window for the Pediatric Radiology subspecialty exam is February 1 through April 30. Please check back here on February 1, 2022, for the 2022 application.
 

Recognition and MOC

Recognition of Successful Diplomates

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

Maintenance of Certification

Continuous subspecialty certification in pediatric radiology is contingent upon meeting the requirements of the ABR’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For MOC program details, please see the MOC page.