Last verified on February 14, 2024
- Complete one year of clinical training (PGY 1)
- Clinical training, accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
- Training in any combination of these disciplines:
- Internal medicine
- Surgery or surgical specialties
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Family practice
- Transitional or categorical radiation oncology
- Specialties other than those listed, including pathology and psychiatry, do not satisfy the ABR’s PGY 1 requirement.
- Complete an ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited radiation oncology residency (PGY 2 – 5)
- Four years of approved training in radiation oncology
- In a department approved for training in radiation oncology by the radiation oncology Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
- 36 months of clinical radiation oncology with exposure to pathology and medical oncology
- No more than six months in elective rotations outside the parent institution, as defined in the program requirements of the RRC
- Pass the computer-based Qualifying Exam
- Pass the oral Certifying Exam
- Provide proof of valid state or provincial medical license
- Demonstrate high moral and ethical principles The American Board of Radiology expects candidates for initial certification to uphold fundamental moral and ethical principles.
Other Important Information
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38Candidates who are participating in ACGME-approved training programs with research orientation and funding through the NIH R38 grant award mechanism, with requirements equivalent to those of the Holman Research Pathway, and have met all other requirements for initial certification, will be considered as eligible for initial certification.
Residency TransfersCandidates are expected to remain in the same radiation oncology training program for the duration of the training. If a candidate desires to or must transfer:
- the program director or chair of the initial program must verify that the candidate has satisfactorily completed the portions of the training that were undertaken in that program, and
- this training must be accepted by the program director of the new program.