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New ARDMS Physician Prerequisite

Important Update: The new physician prerequisite is available in MY ARDMS/MY APCA examination applications. 

Physicians are only able to apply for the ARDMS examinations under the new physician prerequisite which aligns better with physician practice. 

What is the new prerequisite?

Education Required Clinical Ultrasound/Vascular Experience Required


MD, or DO license, or MBBS degree Minimum of 500 studies/cases in the applied for specialty area completed over a minimum of 6 months.  MD/DO license or MBBS degree


CV Form

Patient Log – In case of audit           

Physician Prerequisite 

Applicants must use sample letters and CV forms provided by ARDMS. Please check full requirements and policies in the ARDMS How To Apply Guide. Clinical diagnostic settings include hospitals, clinics and private practices. ARDMS does not accept volunteer, instructorship, unpaid barter or veterinarian experience.  Simulation is not available for this purpose.

What is the current prerequisite? 

What are the benefits of this new prerequisite?

  • Better alignment with the prerequisites for the APCA RMSK and RPVI examinations.
  • Easier to understand pathway
  • Increased accessibility for international physicians

For questions regarding the new physician prerequisite, please read the new ARDMS Physicians Prerequisite insert. If you have further questions, please contact the Customer Care team at