ABR Medical Physics Part 1 Applications

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Please note the below information regarding the ABR Part 1 Exam:

For students currently enrolled in the master’s program intending to enter a residency immediately following master’s graduation, taking Part 1 of the ABR exam should be done preferable at the end of their first year in the program. This means that students in this category must apply to the ABR following the instructions below before November 30th, 2018.

For students intending to continue on to the PhD program, when to take Part 1 is a personal choice. Students are encouraged to consider that it may be preferable to take Part 1 either at the end of the first year in the Master’s program or at the end of the first year in the PhD program. This means that signing up to take the exam at the end of the second year in the Master’s program may not be the best choice, as it will overlap with preparation for the qualifying exam and finishing up master’s research and final project writing. But again, this is a personal choice.

Dear Program Directors and Coordinators:

We are writing to remind you that the American Board of Radiology (ABR) accepts applications for the 2019 ABR Part 1 exam for certification in medical physics from September 4 through November 30, 2018. Applications, including all supporting documentation, will be submitted online.

Please encourage your students or residents who have not yet applied for ABR certification to complete their application no later than November 30, 2018. Please note that this is the first year that applications will be submitted online. For added security when an application is approved, the ABR will charge the application/exam fee to the candidate’s myABR account.  The candidate will then pay online, alleviating the need to fax or mail a payment form.

When the application is received, the ABR will review and process it accordingly. If any information is missing, or if we have any questions, we will contact the applicant.

If application is approved:

  • Approval notification will include instructions on how to pay the Part 1 fee.
  • Applicant will receive an exam invitation via email approximately two months before the exam. The invitation will include the opening date of Pearson VUE registration, as well as additional instructions.

If your application is denied:

  • Applicants are given one opportunity to appeal.
  • Applicants will be given 30 days from notification of denial to file an appeal.

If you or any of your students or residents have any questions about the application process, please email the ABReel free to email ABR