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PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing for Parts 2 and 3 of the ABR Therapy Medical Physics Exam

J Evans

L Padilla

M Studenski

T McNutt

J Evans1*, L Padilla2*, M Studenski3*, T McNutt4*, (1) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, (2) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, (3) University Miami, Miami, FL, (4) Johns Hopkins University, Severna Park, MD


Panel Member - J Evans, Presenting Author
Panel Member - L Padilla, Presenting Author
Panel Member - M Studenski, Presenting Author
Panel Member - T McNutt, Presenting Author

MO-F-201-0 (Monday, August 1, 2016) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Room: 201

The goal of this session is to provide guidance to medical physicists undergoing the American Board of Radiology certification process in therapeutic medical physics. This panel discussion will focus on parts 2 (computer-based) and 3 (oral) of the examination. Unlike the latter portions of the exam which are specialty-driven, part 1 is universal for all medical physics fields and will not be addressed. This session is structured into different topics that aim to guide the participants on how to successfully prepare for the board exams. The subjects of discussion will include timing and strategies for exam preparation, crucial differences in preparing for the clinical computer-based exam versus the oral exam, what study tools are currently available for each, etc. The panel discussion format will allow the speakers to collectively present their experience and advice relating to each topic and foment audience participation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Know the main differences between what is expected for parts 2 and 3
2. Know different resources for test preparation
3. Know how to formulate a plan to best study for each part based on the specific skill set the two parts require
4. Know how to best present his/her answers during the oral examination – demeanor, answer structure, etc.


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