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SAMPLE RESIDENCY LETTER – FINAL REGULATIONS
[Official Letterhead of Residency Program]

 

{..Date of Letter..} 

To Whom It May Concern: 

Dr. {  name  } successfully completed his/her residency in diagnostic radiology on {  date  }. During the period of his/her residency program {  inclusive dates  }, Dr. {  name  } received the following training and experience specific to mammography: 

  1. At least three months {  or may include exact amount of training  } of training in the interpretation of mammograms, including instruction in radiation physics, radiation effects, and radiation protection.

[NOTE to residency program director: This paragraph may be deleted if the resident has passed the diagnostic radiology certifying examinations and become a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR), or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).]

 

  1. At least 60 hours of documented continuing medical education in mammography.

[NOTE to residency program director: These 60 hours may be included in the three months of training described in #1. It does not have to be an additional 60 hours of training. This paragraph may be deleted if the three months of training is already documented in #1.] 

  1. At least eight hours of training in { specify the mammographic modality: screen-film mammography, full field digital mammography or both. }

[NOTE to residency program director: These eight hours may be included in the three months of training described in #1 or the 60 hours described in #2; it does not have to be an additional 8 hours of training. If item #3 is not included in the letter or no mammographic modality is specified, it will be assumed that the resident received eight hours of training in screen-film mammography only.] 

  1. Read or interpreted, under the direct supervision of an interpreting physician, the mammograms from the examinations of at least 240 patients within the last 6-month period of the residency program {  give dates of 6-month period  },

or,

if the resident physician passed the certifying board examination in diagnostic radiology at the first allowable time, the 6-month period could have been any time within the last 2 years of the residency program {  give dates of 6-month period  }.

[NOTE: The “first allowable time” means the earliest time that a resident physician is eligible to take the certifying examination.] 

 

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[Signed by an official of the Residency Program]

 

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[Must include signing official's title: e.g., Chairman of Program, Director of Residency Education, Director of Mammography Section]

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