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American Board of Radiology (ABR)


Radiology residents take the ABR Core exam at the end of their third year. If you pass this exam you may take the certifying exam 15 months after you finish residency. Here are the results for our residents:

Class of 2018:
All seven residents who took the Core exam in June 2017 passed on their first attempt. They can first take their Certifying exam in the fall of 2019.
Class of 2017: 
All six residents who took the Core exam in June 2016 passed on their first attempt. They can first take their Certifying exam in the fall of 2018.
Class of 2016: 
All six residents who took the Core exam in June 2015 passed on their first attempt. They can first take their Certifying exam this fall (2017).
Class of 2015: 
All eight residents passed the 2014 Core exam on their first attempt. They all passed the certifying exam on their first attempt.
Class of 2014: 
All six residents passed the (first) 2013 Core exam on their first attempt. They all passed the certifying exam on their first attempt.

 
The ABR has released pass rate statistics for the Core Exam. The national pass rate for first time takers for 2016, 91%, for 2015, 87%, for 2014, 91%, and for 2013 was 87% The last time the ABR reported 5-year cumulative results for Radiology Programs (2012), we ranked in the top quintile (or about the top 38 programs in the country).