Maintenance of Certification for Radiation Oncology

Larry E. Kun, Kian Ang, Beth Erickson, Jay Harris, Richard Hoppe, Steve Leibel, Larry Davis, Robert Hattery

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Abstract

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) recognizes that in addition to medical knowledge, several essential elements involved in delivering quality care must be developed and maintained throughout one's career. The MOC process is designed to facilitate and document professional development of American Board of Radiology (ABR) diplomates in the essential elements of quality care in Radiation Oncology and Radiologic Physics. ABR MOC has been developed in accord with guidelines of the American Board of Medical Specialties. All Radiation Oncology certificates issued since 1995 are 10-year, time-limited certificates; diplomates with time-limited certificates who wish to maintain specialty certification must complete specific requirements of the American Board of Radiology MOC program. Diplomates with lifelong certificates are not required to participate but are strongly encouraged to do so. Maintenance of Certification is based on documentation of participation in the four components of MOC: (1) professional standing, (2) lifelong learning and self-assessment, (3) cognitive expertise, and (4) performance in practice. Through these components, MOC addresses six competencies--medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice. Details of requirements for components 1, 2, and 3 of MOC are outlined along with aspects of the fourth component currently under development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Maintenance of certification
  • Specialty certification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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Kun, L. E., Ang, K., Erickson, B., Harris, J., Hoppe, R., Leibel, S., Davis, L., & Hattery, R. (2005). Maintenance of Certification for Radiation Oncology. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 62(2), 303-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2005.01.054