Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Primary Certification

Radiation Oncology is that branch of radiology that consists of the treatment of human disease by the use of roentgen rays, radium, natural and artificial radioactive substances.

Examination Process

Candidates for primary certification must pass two examinations:  a three-part written examination and an oral examination.

The Certificate

The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) is authorized to examine and recommend candidates for certification to the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Certificates are issued by the AOBR to applicants who have conformed to all requirements for certification.

Candidates who completed the requirements for certification in Diagnostic Radiology or Radiation Oncology by December 31, 2001, were issued a non-time-limited certificate.

Candidates who complete the requirements for certification in Diagnostic Radiology or Radiation Oncology in the year 2002 and thereafter will be issued a ten-year time-limited certificate.