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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.
Note: The ABR is moving away from the 10-year MOC exam process. According to the ABR website, beginning in 2018, diagnostic radiology diplomates who need to take a traditional MOC Exam will take the diagnostic radiology Certifying Exam.
The ABR Cerifying Exam consists of four modules:
Essentials of Diagnostic Radiology
This is a required module and it covers basic knowledge that every radiologist should know (for example, recognizing child abuse, pneumothorax, shock bowel, and subdural hematoma). The ABR provides a study guide for the Essentials of Diagnostic Radiology.
Clinical Practice Area Modules
These modules are selected by the candidate based on training, experience, and practice emphasis. Candidates may select any three areas.
The clinical practice areas are:
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.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
*Please Note: Non-MOC hours (CME only) are self-reported. Please follow the instructions given by your board to report your CME hours.
For full steps, view our Support Page on Redeeming CME Hours.