Statement of Professionalism

Professional and Inclusive Environment

The 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 diplomates and candidates, 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.”