Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Alternate Pathways

Last verified on June 20, 2018
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) offers the following alternate pathways to certification in interventional radiology/diaganostic radiology (IR/DR):
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 IR/DR Transition Pathway
Diplomates certified in diagnostic radiology or general radiology who completed an ACGME-accredited VIR fellowship more than 10 years ago are eligible to take the oral component of the IR/DR Certifying Exam. Applications for this pathway will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

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