Certification in Radiology

ACR-18

This post was contributed by Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, vice chair, American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Task Force on Certification in Radiology has been busy since it was created in January 2019.

I want to thank Eric Friedberg, MD, for founding and previously leading this task force – along with his duties as Vice Chair of the ACR Commission on General, Small, Emergency and/or Rural Practice (GSER).

As this task force is intended to function across ACR commissions and committees, and in recognition of the importance of Dr. Friedberg’s work on the GSER, leadership of this task force has recently been transferred to the ACR Board of Chancellors vice chair.

As an update – under Dr. Friedberg’s leadership, four subcommittees have been developed to:

  • Research the history of certification in medicine and radiology
  • Examine best practices for credentialing and future trends in medical specialties and other industries
  • Develop and implement focus groups and general surveys to get feedback from the membership
  • Organize information and references

At RSNA 2019, this ACR task force will meet with representatives from the American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and others.

The next planned immediate task force deliverable is a report to the ACR Board of Chancellors and ACR Council in May. We also anticipate development of a more comprehensive white paper on certification in radiology.

This is an important member-driven initiative.

We will continue to keep you informed.

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