The FRCR examinations are one of the most visible and recognisable aspects of the College’s work and represent a very major activity for the College. They are the central pillars of the assessment of UK trainees and an important marker of quality for overseas doctors. In 2014 the College commissioned a major independent review of all FRCR examinations in both faculties.
The report highlights many areas of good and excellent practice. It also identifies where improvements could be made with a set of recommendations – some general, some specific to individual components.
The full report and appendices are published here along with a commentary describing how we are addressing each of the recommendations.