Diagnostic Radiology Qualifications & Eligibility

Qualifications for Examination in Diagnostic Radiology

  • The applicant must be a graduate of an AOA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
  • The applicant must be licensed to practice in the state where his/her practice is conducted.
  • The applicant must be able to show evidence of conformity to the standards set forth in the Code of Ethics of the American Osteopathic Association.
  • The applicant is required to be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic Association or the Canadian Osteopathic Association for the two (2) years immediately prior to the date of certification.
  • The applicant must have satisfactorily completed a one-year AOA-approved internship.
  • The applicant must have AOCR/AOA approval of all completed training.
  • The resident is expected to remain in one program for all years of training. If a transfer to another program is necessary or desired, that transfer must be prospectively approved by the AOCR and notification sent to the AOBR.
  • The applicant must complete the requirements of training and experience as stated in the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Diagnostic Radiology which includes 700 hours of nuclear medicine training as defined here.

Eligibility for Examination in Diagnostic Radiology

  • Part I-Physics of the written examination is first offered to candidates who are in their second year of training. Successful candidates will be eligible to sit for Part II-Diagnostic Imaging of the written examination as early as their third year of training or may wait until their fourth year of training.
  • If the candidate has not already passed the Physics examination, he/she may take Part I-Physics and Part II-Diagnostic Imaging of the written examinations together or separately during their third or fourth year of training or at any examination following training.
  • A second opportunity to pass the written Physics examination is offered to candidates who fail the Physics examination in the Fall. The exam is scheduled prior to the oral examinations and is offered to any candidate who failed the Physics examination at the previous sitting.
  • Candidates who have passed the written examinations are eligible to take the oral examinations during their fourth year of training or at any examination following training.