Alternate Pathway to Subspecialty Certification
Last verified on February 1, 2024
A diplomate of the ABR may attain subspecialty certification in neuroradiology, nuclear radiology, or pediatric radiology without taking an accredited fellowship if the diplomate meets the following requirements:
Certified in general radiology, diagnostic radiology, or interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology.
- Serving on the subspecialty faculty at a single institution with an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited
fellowship in the discipline for:
Note: Part-time diplomates working ≥ 0.6 FTE are also eligible. Please contact an ABR certification manager at email@example.com for details.
- two consecutive years at 1.0 FTE, with at least 75 percent of clinical responsibility in the discipline,
- three consecutive years at 1.0 FTE, with at least 50 percent of clinical responsibility in the discipline.
An application form must be submitted to the ABR before a decision can be made regarding a candidate's
qualifications. The application window for this pathway is February 1 through April 30. The application for the August 2024 exam is available here.
Candidates with approved applications are eligible for the initial certification computer-based subspecialty exam in the
subspecialty for which they applied.
Recognition of Successful Candidates
Successful candidates are awarded a continuous ABR subspecialty certificate in the subspecialty certification for which