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Getting your certification as a Radiologist is a two part process, taking the Core Exam and then the Certifying Exam. 36 months after you begin your radiology residency training, you qualify to take the Core Exam.
This exam validates that you have acquired the knowledge, skills and basic understandings in the entire field of radiology as well as physics. It is an image-rich, computer-based exam that tests your knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, all aspects of diagnostic radiology and physics concepts important for diagnostic radiology.
According to the ABR Core Exam Blueprints, the following categories are covered on the exam:
The Radiology Core exam is a two day exam. Day one lasts approximately 7.5 hours and approximately 6 hours for day two.
The following resources are provided by the ABR and are intended to help candidates study and prepare for the Radiology Core Examination: