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This certification is and will be a source of pride for its fellows
as it enhances confidence among employers, peers and patients alike
that the fellow has demonstrated his or her competence in an
exam that is at par with the best in the world
4. Application process
5. Examination Format
b. Report Writing
6. Pre exam Coaching
7. Topic-wise distribution of questions
8. Candidate Presentation
10. Who contributes questions?
11. Passing grades
12. Fellow to Faculty Pathway
17. Honorary Fellow
<45 Years. Group A
>45 Years. Group B
Must have > 5 years nuclear medicine experience
Must have > 5 years nuclear medicine experience
If funds available this group has the first priority for the US$1000.00 fellowship
Fellowship available if funds available and no group A candidate is left without the fellowship
Must submit a short presentation (3 minutes) on their recent work
Presentation not mandatory but desirable
Pakistani candidates should have a prior degree or diploma in nuclear medicine or, be in a training program or should be eligible to sit for such a degree or diploma. If the candidate believes he/she has the competency but not the diploma he/she can still apply but will need to undergo a more rigorous pre-registration evaluation.
Download the application form from the website.
Attach the following documents:
(All documents must be in English or be accompanied by an English translation certified to be a true copy by departmental head, head of hospital, training supervisor or a notary public.)
- CV with experience list and publication list (**)
- Copy of the bio pages of the passport
- Two photographs:
- 1 x passport size photograph
- 1 x smaller copy (2x2cm)
- Copy of current national medical council registration
- A letter of recommendation from any one of the following:
- ANMB faculty
- AOSNM faculty,
- AOFNMB executive member or member of the
- ARCCNM executive body,
- President of the national nuclear medicine society or
- Director of a Nuclear Medicine Centre where the candidate is or has been working.
- Abstract of the presentation that the candidate is making (only for group A). The abstract will be a deciding factor for acceptance and fellowship award, based on the novelty, experimental design, practical applicability and usefulness of the study.
- A certificate of English language comprehension and capability to write a report in English. The candidate can self-certify.
- The candidates, as part of their eligibility criteria, need to complete at least 10 e-learning modules at the RCA-RO E-learning campus website (http://www.rcaro.org/elearning/). Please print out the completion forms for 10 modules and submit along with your application.
- The candidates also need to go through the “Reporting in Nuclear Medicine” available at ( **) and self-certify that they have gone through all of the chapters available.
- There will be 120 MCQs. Each question stem will have 4 possible answers, only one of these answers is correct.
- These MCQs will need to be attempted in 2 hours.
- Questions with wrong answers, exceptions, etc. will not be asked.
- There is no negative marking.
- Report writing:
- Two scans will be given to each candidate, the candidate must select one and write a report on the given reporting sheet. 20 minutes will be given for the report writing session.
- A general feedback on the quality of reporting will be given later that day and individualized feedback sent by email later.
- Each candidate will be examined on 4 stations, each station will display one or two cases and the candidate will need to select one case.
- The case will be in a PowerPoint format on a laptop and the candidate will be able to go back one page but not forward unless faculty allows this
- Questions will be already written on the presentation, these would have been approved by consensus by all the faculty.
- Each question has a suggested answer also approved by the faculty.
- Each question has a score
- The candidate will be examined at each station for 8 minutes.
Topic-wise distribution of questions
This is a tentative distribution of questions according to topics. The exact number of questions would vary.
Cross sectional Anatomy (CT/ SPECT-CT/PET-CT)
Basic Nuclear Medicine
Gastroenterology and hepatobiliary nuclear medicine
Pulmonary Nuclear Medicine
Paediatric Nuclear Medicine
PET and Oncology
Thyroid and Endocrine
Current Reading (Last year’s review articles, esp in JNM)
Last year’s questions + elearning modules+ quiz and teaching cases on the website
As a pre-requisite to be allowed to sit the exam, all candidates are required to make a 3 minute PowerPoint presentation on the work submitted as their abstract.
The Asian Nuclear Medicine Board is designed to be eventually managed and run by fellows and all fellows are urged to participate as faculty when invited.
Young fellows already contribute questions, participate in the examination process, have preference in projects that are initiated by the ARCCNM and AOFNMB and conduct most of the pre-conference coaching session.
Who contributes questions?
All fellows and faculty are expected to contribute to the question pool every year for selecting what will be asked during the exam.
As a general guideline:
10-15 questions should be sent. most should have an image with questions based on this.
No negative questions (e.g. What is false, untrue, least likely, does not happen etc) should be included unless such a question is of very high quality.
One stem should have 4 answers with only ONE correct answer .
1-2 case scenarios in the form of a PowerPoint presentation should also be sent.
The board is designed to be eventually managed and run by the fellows and there is a well defined pathway from a fellow to a faculty member. The requirements are:
- For the first three positions, invitation to be part of faculty is automatically sent after 5 years of graduation.
- For all other positions fellows who have contributed questions to the exam for five consecutive years are invited to a faculty position. At the time of writing this for the website, fellows from session 1 and 2 are already in the faculty.
- The examination fee is free.
- Fee for fellowship is 100 USD for 5 years and it is renewable every 5 years.
Requalification of Fellows
- Fellows (both FANMB and FANMP) will have to sit for a renewal test, which can be done on-line,every 5 years to maintain currency of their certification.
(this is under discussion and has not been implemented yet).
Honorary Fellow of the Asian Nuclear Medicine Board
- As with all honorary fellowships, this award goes to recognize a lifetime of service to the field.
- The fellow can be a nuclear medicine physician or scientist, still working or might have retired but must have demonstrated passion for the specialty and made an impact on the practice, development and/or education of nuclear medicine natonally/internatonally.
- This award should go to a person who is very senior in the national nuclear medicine field and already very accomplished inasmuch that the fellowship will not serve to advance his career.
- The award of this honorary fellowship should be a matter of prestige for the nominee as well the ANMB so the personality must be non controversial and must not have any significant political or professional opposition nationally or internationally.