ABR core exam
The ABR core exam is the first of two exams necessary for certification in diagnostic and interventional radiology in the United States of America. It is taken at the end of the PGY 4 year of radiology residency training.
The exam is computer-based and occurs in two sessions (7.5 hours and 6 hours) over two days. The number of questions is not fixed, but is >600.
The exam tests multiple areas of radiology knowledge, including:
- breast imaging
- cardiac imaging
- nuclear medicine
- musculoskeletal imaging
- thoracic imaging
- genitourinary imaging
- gastrointestinal imaging
- vascular imaging
- radiography and fluoroscopy
- quality and safety
If no sections are failed, then the examinee has passed the exam.
If 1-5 sections are failed, the examinee has "conditioned" the exam and must repeat the sections that were failed.
If >5 sections are failed, the entire exam must be repeated.
The exam is offered in June and November, in both Chicago, Illinois and Tucson, Arizona.
This exam replaces elements of the old ABR "written boards" and "oral boards", which were discontinued in 2013.
- by country / jurisdiction
Australia and New Zealand
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
- RANZCR part 1
- RANZCR part 2
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Canadian exams
- Ireland (Republic of)
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Australia and New Zealand