A Call for Change in the ABR Initial Certification Examination in Radiation Oncology

Published on May 1, 2019in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics7.038
路 DOI :10.1016/J.IJROBP.2018.12.046
W. Robert Lee54
Estimated H-index: 54
(Duke University),
Robert J. Amdur66
Estimated H-index: 66
(UF: University of Florida)
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