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In dat dey discussed sthg lyk if v do md radiology in india v needn hav to do usmle n v can jus write american board exams and practise...
I have tried to verify the info since den but in vain.
Does anybody have any knowledge abt dis..
Kindly clear my doubt...
Thank you in advance
|Hi...The query ur asking for is absolutely correct....This is known as Alternate Pathway for IMGs in Radiology....due to shortage of radiologists in US this has been employed.....For this
1. U need to have completed MCI verified MD Radiology in India or DNB Radiology
2. U need to clear ur USMLE
3. Then u apply for fellowships like IR, neuroradiology, breast imaging etc....These fellowships vary from 1-2 yrs duration
4. If u want to practise as a radiologist in the US, u need to be board certified, for which u r eligible after 4 yrs of training in ONLY ONE SPECIFIC institution
5. so after after completion of ur fellowship u have 2 yrs left in which u either can do another fellowship, or u can join as a faculty, but mind u in the same institution.....
6. After completion of 4 yrs u become board eligible wrote ur exams , qualify become board certified and then practise as a radiologist....
THis is absollutely correct!
|Here are the full details
The Alternate pathway is available at institutions with an ACGME-accreditedresidency
training program and requires the sponsorship of the department chair of the institution in
which the IMG is a faculty member or fellow. The department chair establishes a
prospective four-year plan with the individual, attests to the plan in writing to the ABR, and
monitors and reports to the ABR on a yearly basis the individual IMG’s progress on the path
to certification. The required admission process to the alternate pathway to ABR
certification is (1) documentation of training and certification obtained internationally, as
described on the ABR website at; and (2)
submission of the completed and signed form, “Sponsoring Department Agreement: IMG
Alternate Pathway for Diagnostic Radiology Certification” [link to form]. An application fee is
The ABR retains the right and responsibilityto exercise Board discretion concerning
the request of any individual to enter the examination process.
Alternate Pathwayto Diagnostic Radiology Certification
The IMG must serve four continuous years as a full-time member of the department in any
combination of the following categories: resident, ACGME-accreditedfellowship, nonaccredited fellowship, or faculty.
Alternate Pathwayto Subspecialty Certification (formerly“Certificate of Added
Qualifications, of CAQ”) in neuroradiology, nuclear radiology, pediatric radiology,
and vascular and interventional radiologyfor international medical graduates
Alternate Pathwayto Subspecialty(“CAQ”) Certification
ABR diagnostic radiology certification, followed by a two-year faculty appointment with fulltime clinical responsibility in the subspecialty area, at a single institution with an ACGMEaccredited fellowship training program in the area of subspecialty certification desired
provides for entry to the ABR subspecialty certification examination. If the clinical
responsibility is less than full time, the years to certification may, at the ABR’s discretion, be
Note: U.S. graduates with ABR diagnostic radiologycertification are also eligible
for the alternate pathwayto subspecialtycertification.
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