American Board of Radiology oral exam pass rate

Discussion in 'Radiology' started by kkjaved, May 28, 2005.

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  1. kkjaved

    kkjaved New Member

    May 28, 2005
    Does anyone know the American Board of Radiology oral exam pass rate of any program in US. Please list.

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  3. stephew

    stephew SDN Super Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Id be amazed if that was formally collected. We also take the ABR in radonc and I know the abr site has the general written and oral pass rates.
  4. kkjaved

    kkjaved New Member

    May 28, 2005
    Are those pass rates for individual schools?

    I emailed ABR and they said that that information "is not available to the public." I had to vist individual medical school radiology department sites to get the rates.

    I was surprised that Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven Health only ranked 63 out of 196 programs in the nation. This is the 5-year passing board rate by the ABR for 1997 to 2001. Check out the link at

    Apparently, a good school name doesn't mean that they have a great passing rate on the boards. I was disappointed.

    Other schools such as Vanderbilt ranked number one. I got this quote from

    "For the past five years (1997-2001) VUMC residents have been perfect on the oral American Board of Radiology examinations...“We are ranked No. 1 out of 196 programs,” said Dr. Thomas S. Dina, director of the Residency Training Program in Radiology and Radiological Sciences."

    I would be willing to look at the rates for rad onc. Do you have a link to where that is listed? Is there a correlation with the strength of the rad onc vs. rad department?

  5. Santiago

    Santiago Catheter Jockey 7+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    1/3 rd flunk in orals. Thats what my seniors said.
    Of course it depends from place to place.
    Thats why you should try to find out the oral pass rate when interviewing.

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