“Took the MOC exam last Sunday. I found your questions and explanations to be extremely good preparation for the exam. I will enthusiastically recommend you to my colleagues and also to our recent graduates and residents who are preparing for their certification and core exams.”RB
Based on surveys conducted of our Radiology MOC participants every year, the pass rate is quite high (over 95%). For the most part, physicians taking the MOC already have years of practical experience which makes the exam easier than prior in-service exams etc.
This exam does have a significantly different component that the initial boards, however. The Noninterpretive skills portion includes general topics of importance to the practice of radiology such as communication skills, ethics, and management of contrast reactions. There is a syllabus here.
The syllabus has a significant amount of key information about this portion of the exam, and it’s worth reading through at least twice. Note that we offer an entire section of our question bank specifically dedicated to the Radiology non-interpretive skills portion of the exam.
There are also study guides published by the ABR each year for the various subspecialties (such as GI, Cardiac, and Nuclear).
Statistically speaking the best way to prepare for the MOC exam is to take as many Radiology MCQ questions as possible. You’ll be exposed to the most relevant topics, as well as some topics that you may not have seen in a while. The vast majority of MDs that read through the outlines and use our question bank pass without any problems.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Radiology CME info found here.
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