Volunteering for the ABR
Last verified on January 16, 2024
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Benefits of VolunteeringOur commitment is for ABR certification to reflect the ongoing changes in medicine while remaining a respected and credible exercise of professional self-regulation. You can choose from many opportunities to contribute to the future of your specialty. Benefits include time to network and work with friends, opportunities to move into other volunteer roles, and, most importantly, the satisfaction that comes from making a positive impact on the future of medical physics.
Volunteer Opportunities and RequirementsVolunteers must be certified by the ABR and meet requirements of the Continuing Certification (MOC) program. For details on volunteer opportunities and other requirements, please see the ABR Volunteer Handbook.
Professional and Inclusive EnvironmentThe mission of the American Board of Radiology is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. Professionalism is inherent in the care of our patients. In an effort to assure this professional and inclusive environment within our organization as well as for our volunteers, we support the 2019 Intersociety Conference Statement of Professionalism. “We, the members of the House of Radiology, believe that every member of our many organizations should be valued and feel included. All voices should be heard. To assure a collaborative and inclusive culture, radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists should conduct themselves in a professional manner, respecting all individuals, including patients and colleagues, and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. We welcome all members. We shall not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, geography, language, religion, marital or parental status, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability. While we embrace free speech and the power of open discourse and debate during our professional society meetings and on social media platforms, we do not condone any forms of harassment, bullying behaviors, or speech that marginalizes or attacks others, and will respond if we witness any such behavior. By upholding this endorsed Statement of Professionalism, we promise to treat each human being with steadfast dignity, kindness and respect at all times so that our central mission remains focused on providing exceptional, compassionate care for all.”
How to ApplyTo apply, please log in to myABR and click on the volunteer tab.
More Information for ABR Volunteers
- The Process of Creating ABR Examinations
- Illustrated Life Cycle of an ABR Exam Item
- ABR Item Writers’ Guide