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ABR Funding Research Opportunities Through ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

The American Board of Radiology is teaming with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to provide candidates and diplomates with an excellent research opportunity.


The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program is seeking research projects that demonstrate the impact certification programs have on public health, and national quality and safety priorities; accelerate the adoption of certification assessments relevant to the emerging health care environment; and advance collaborative solutions for certification within and across specialties.


During the year-long program, ABMS Visiting Scholars remain at their home organizations and work with self-selected mentors. They participate in monthly interactive webinars where they provide research project updates to their peers and a select panel of subject matter experts and Visiting Scholars alumni who provide guidance, support, and solutions to barriers they may be experiencing in their research work.


An award of up to $15,000 is provided to support the direct costs of research and travel expenses associated with program participation. The award may be applied to an existing research grant that supports the same research project or research focus area. Program participation is available in all ABR disciplines (diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, medical physics, and radiation oncology).


Current research priorities are:

  • Competency-based medical education and assessments across the medical education continuum.
  • Diagnostic excellence within and across specialties.
  • Racial equity and diversity across the health care continuum.
  • Physician engagement in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
  • Research areas of interest to the ABR include ongoing enhancements of certification processes.


If you are interested in applying to the program, consider checking out the ABMS Visiting Scholars Informational Webinar from April 19, which provides an overview of the program. The application period closes at 11:59 pm (Central Time) on June 12.

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