Important COVID-19 guidelines
Please ensure you have read our latest statement on COVID-19 and RCR examinations before applying for or attending an examination. Should any candidate feel unwell or display symptoms they should not attend the examination.
We recognise that many trainees will have missed out on training time, and had training and examination preparation disrupted. We are therefore suspending our normal requirement for the Final FRCR Part B to be completed within three years of Part A.
How to apply
Online applications for the autumn 2020 sitting are now closed.
The Final FRCR (Part B) Examination expects candidates to have a wide knowledge of malignant disease and the management of patients with cancer. The main emphasis is on radiotherapy and drug therapy, but a good knowledge of general medicine, surgery and gynaecology is expected. Candidates are examined against the specialty training curriculum for clinical oncology and the clinical oncology syllabus. The Final FRCR Examination purpose of assessment statement details the examination's purpose, the required level of candidate training and the application of results. It is hoped that the statement will assist candidates, and those involved in their training, in understanding the scope of the FRCR examination and with relating the examination to other in-training assessments.
The Final FRCR (Part B) Examination comprises a clinical and an oral examination; the scoring system document explains how each component is marked and overall results are determined. Further general information on the examination is available in the candidate guidance notes.
Dates, fees and venues
The autumn schedule for 2020 examinations is now available.
The College has created two demonstration films designed to provide an insight into the candidate experience and how the oral and clinical components are conducted.
Sample oral questions are provided, as are instructions for candidates to follow during the clinical and oral examinations. The Oncology Registrars' Forum (ORF) have prepared advice for candidates from trainees who have already sat the examination. Generic examiners' reports are available as a guide to candidates and trainers preparing for future sittings of the examination.