The in-service examination for radiation oncology is given to residents across the country in March. It is developed by American College of Radiology and the purpose of the examination is to provide residents with information that is useful to them in evaluating their own progress and to provide program directors with data that is helpful in analyzing and evaluating the program.
The examination is intended to be a measure of general achievement in diagnostic radiology for residents and program directors. It should not be used as the only measure of an examinee's performance for qualification to any postgraduate program or certification. All scores are strictly confidential and are reported only to program directors. Participation in this examination is conditioned upon program directors promptly reporting to each resident his/her score. Individual residents' scores should be discussed between the resident and the program director only and should not be used in any departmental discussions or meetings.