Proposal would dissolve ABNM, fold functions into ABR

June 25, 2015

In the face of an increasingly difficult job market for nuclear medicine physicians, a proposal has been floated to dissolve the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) and fold its functions into the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The combined organization would oversee a new, broader certification for imaging specialists.

A joint ABR-ABNM task force has released the outline of a so-called dual pathway in which trainees could receive education and certification in both nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology at the same time, rather than having separate tracks that force imaging specialists to pursue cross-certification on their own.

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