Forms Pertaining to Residency Directors

Forms on this page are essential to maintaining your residency program

Register New & Existing Residents with the ACVR

Resident Reporting Form (for DI, EDI, and RO)

At your earliest convenience, please take a few moments to register your resident with ACVR (including newly matched candidates starting in the summer).  Even if you think you’ve registered an existing resident in the past!


Are you a radiation oncologist training a medical oncology resident? Here you will find a document that outlines learning objectives for ACVIM trainees.


Residency Program Essential Training Standards and Requirements

Visit the Residency Essentials & Accredited Programs page for all the documents you need.

A few general reminders:

  • Please check your original accreditation documentation to determine whether you are due for an annual update or full reaccreditation next year. Either way, these will be due on Jan. 31, 2024.
  • The residency director must register their residents annually, perform semiannual resident evaluations, and confirm that their residents have met clinical requirements every 6 months. The next resident evaluation forms are due for submission to RSEC on July 31, 2023.
  • Official communication between individual residency directors and RSEC will occur primarily via email, while general announcements to residency directors and/or residency programs will often be initiated through Discourse ( Please ensure that your contact information remains updated with ACVR and that you are familiar with Discourse and its notification options.
  • The Residency Program Essential Training Standards and Requirements document (affectionately referred to a “The Essentials”) should be reviewed by all residency directors. Any of our RSEC members can help you with questions about it, should they arise. Just ask!


Alternative Residency Programs

Alternative Radiology (DI) and Radiation Oncology (RO) Residency Programs

Individuals not completing an ACVR Standard Radiology Residency Training Program may qualify to take the Radiology or Radiation Oncology Board Certification Examination by completing an equivalent Alternative Residency Training Program sponsored by an ACVR Diplomate. The Alternative Training Program must meet requirements equivalent to those outlined in the ACVR Residency Training Program Essentials, the Board Certification Examination Eligibility Requirements, and the ACVR Constitution.

ACVR does not warrant that successful completion of an ACVR Alternative Residency Training Program will lead to passage of the ACVR Radiology (Written & Oral) or Radiation Oncology (Written) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.

The Alternative Training Program MUST be submitted by the sponsoring Diplomate and approved in advance by the ACVR Radiology or Radiation Oncology Residency Standards and Evaluation Committee (RSEC) and the ACVR Executive Council for an individual to be eligible to take the respective Board Certification Examination.

The Alternative Residency Program should be approved before the beginning of training. The application for the Alternative ResidencyTraining Program should be submitted to either the Diagnostic Imaging OR Radiation Oncology Residency Standards & Evaluation Committee (RSEC) Chair by August 1st by the sponsoring Diplomate.

If approved by the RSEC, the ACVR Executive Council will review the application for final approval. According to the ACVR Constitution, the Program MUST be submitted to Executive Council for approval by September 1 of the year, 2 years in advance of anticipated examination. For more information, please contact the Chair of the RSEC.