Room: Osceola Ballroom C
Over the past serval years, the American Board of Radiology (ABR) has added training requirements must be completed before one is eligible to take the board certification exams. At the same time, board certification is required by many employers and regulatory and accreditation agencies to provide clinical medical services. This session will discuss the impact these changes have had on our field, including effects on workforce supply, the reduction in alternative pathways into the profession, the role of M.S. physicists, and the quality of those entering clinical practice. Speakers will present views from academic and consulting and from therapy, imaging, and nuclear medicine environments.
1. Understand how the certification and MOC processes have changed over recent years.
2. Understand the impact that current certification requirements have on hiring and staffing.
3. Learn how specialization in medical physics has been affected.
4. Consider if the additional training requirements have improved clinical care.