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ABR Exam Update, Job Interview Improvement - A Fun, Interactive Session for Interviewers and Interviewees


J Seibert

R Miller

M Meineke



J Seibert1*, R Miller2*, M Meineke3*, (1) UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, (2) Northwest Medical Physics Center, Seattle, WA, (3) Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, KY

MO-C-Salon AB-1 Monday 1:30:00 PM - 3:30:00 PM Room: Salon AB

J. Anthony Seibert - ABR Examination Update: Initial Certification and Maintenance of Certification of Medical Physicists

The American Board of Radiology provides opportunities for individuals trained in the field of clinical medical physics to acquire and maintain certification as a Diplomate of the ABR in the fields of Therapeutic Medical Physics, Diagnostic Medical Physics, and Nuclear Medical Physics. Eligibility requirements for Initial Certification (IC) examinations are described, as well as the exam process, including the Part 1 (General Medical Physics and Clinical Exam), Part 2 (specific qualification exam for a designated field of Medical Physics), and Part 3 (Oral Exam for those who pass Part 2). Upon receiving initial certification, each Diplomate is automatically enrolled in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, which builds on the validity of the IC process with six essential competencies of clinical practice (initially developed in residency training) through a four-part evaluation process. The MOC program and processes are described with respect to continuous look-backs and time periods necessary to successfully maintain certification.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the processes necessary to achieve ABR certification in Medical Physics
2. Learn about recent changes to the ABR exam process
3. Illustrate the need for MOC and describe the evaluation competencies

This session will address professional aspects of the certification process and interviewing for clinical medical physics positions. It will include the latest updates relevant to medical physics certification through the American Board of Radiology processes, including initial certification, maintenance of certification and the examination process. The second portion of the session provides a relaxed and fun session for those seeking to improve their interviewing skills. You got your foot in the door, they liked your resume, and thought you looked interesting enough to bring out to meet face to face. How do you showcase your skills, while simultaneously showing them how well you would mesh with their current team? How do you respond to these newly popular questions that seem more interested in your feelings than in your technical skills? How do you pick up on the details that might clue you in that this potential employer isn’t right for you? Our session will give you concrete advice with examples to give you the tools you need to be successful in your next interview.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to highlight your skill set for potential employers.
2. How to respond to behavior based (vs. technical based) interview questions.
3. How to evaluate potential employers as a good fit for you.

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