A proposed medical physics curriculum: Preparing for the 2013 ABR examination

Arun C. Nachiappan, David M. Wynne, David P. Katz, Marc H. Willis, Stewart C. Bushong

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The upcoming ABR examination format for radiology residents is undergoing significant changes in 2013. This requires adaptation of the didactic curriculum for radiology residents entering in July 2010 to meet these changes. Physics will now be incorporated into the core (qualifying) examination during the third year of residency, instead of being tested as a separate examination that was often taken earlier in residency training in past years. In this article, the authors discuss the past, present, and future of medical physics instruction and outline a revised medical physics curriculum for radiology residents that has been internally approved for implementation at the authors' institution and has not been advocated by any society or by the ABR. Starting with this article, the authors hope to encourage a discussion of physics curriculum revision with other institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011


  • ABR examination
  • Medical physics curriculum
  • radiology resident education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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