Clinical radiology undergraduate day

2020 Undergraduate Radiology Day: Monday 8 June, 09:00 - 16:30

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annually holds a free whole day meeting for undergraduates with an interest in radiology. The meeting programme is set to inform undergraduates about training in radiology, subspecialties, what life is like as a consultant radiologists after achieving Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), and updates in the field of radiology. At a typical undergraduate radiology day, you will hear from leading speakers in the field of medical imaging and have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session. You will also have opportunities to network and get to know your peers. A full programme from the 2019 undergraduate radiology meeting, held on Monday 3 June, is available below.

The RCR covers travel expenses of up to two undergraduate medical students from UK medical schools. This is on a first come first serve basis. The travel and expenses policy has a breakdown of reasonable travel expenses covered by the RCR.


A rough guide to radiology training 

Dr Samantha Fossey

Life as a consultant radiologist 

Dr David Little

Interventional radiology

Dr Malcolm Johnston

Future of Artificial Intelligence in radiology 

Dr Neelam Dugar

Awards presentation: Winners of The RCRs' 2019 undergraduate radiology awards and prizes

Dr Caroline Rubin, Vice-President for Clinical Radiology 

The Adrenal IncidentalomaKrishanth Genesan 
Cardiff University Medical Imaging Society (CUMIS)Alexander Hackney and Samuel Gubb
CASE16 Using virtual simulation software with radiology-integration to teach undergraduatesZelei Yang and Imran Siddiqui 
Code red radiology: 5 weeks of trauma and general imaging at the Royal London Hospital Tim Nye

Forensic radiology - A special interest 

Wayne Hoban, Consultant Forensic Radiographer; Director of Reveal Imaging

Q&A Panel

Reasons to attend 

  • An opportunity to network with your peers
  • Listen to talks from medical imaging consultants, radiology trainees and medical students with an interest in radiology 
  • Enhance your CV by evidencing your commitment to radiology
  • Receive an attendance certificate 
  • Get information about the undergraduate awards and prizes
  • Find out how you can get involved with the RCR
  • Lunch!

If you have any questions please contact

2018 Undergraduate Day – 7 June 

On 7 June 2018 the RCR welcomed 60 delegates to 2018 Undergraduate Day. The free meeting was organised for undergraduates with an interest in radiology and for consultants or trainees who are undergraduate leads, or who are involved in undergraduate radiology teaching.

WelcomeDr Pat Set, Chair of the Radiology Undergraduate Steering Group
How to get into radiology training and what to expect when you get there!Dr Samantha Fossey and Dr Mark Hall, radiology trainees
Interventional RadiologyDr Elika Kasher and Dr Steven Moser
Radiology Research and Academic RadiologyDr Owen Arthurs
URSA Society PresentationsModerated by Dr Chris George
Prizes and Bursaries PresentationsDr Caroline Rubin, RCR Clinical Radiology Vice President
Artificial Intelligence in Radiology - Friend or Foe?Dr Declan O'Regan

2017 Undergraduate Day

The 2017 Undergraduate Day attracted over 50 delegates to the RCR and involved both undergraduates with an interest in clinical radiology and consultant radiologists involved in undergraduate medical imaging teaching. 

The first half of the day included two streams of talks: one stream aimed specifically at undergraduates with an interest in clinical radiology, and the other for consultants involved in teaching.  The afternoon was largely set aside for radiology societies to discuss what they have been doing, sharing ideas with undergraduates from other societies and to get advice from undergraduate leads.

Two of the undergraduate-focused sessions were recorded and are available to view below.

What some of our attendees said about the day...

James Ball- X-Posure: "The RCR URSA conference was an excellent experience for all our representatives. The opportunity to share ideas and network with peers and radiologists was invaluable, and will undoubtedly lead to an improvement in our social events.

All of our representatives are aspiring future radiologists, and the informative talks on getting into a training programme were all well received. Getting advice from the college in this relatively early stage in our career means we can ensure when it comes to ST applications, our CVs match our passion for the specialty. We can also then pass on what we have learned to other enthusiastic students in our society.

Hearing from other societies around the country meant we left the conference buzzing with new ideas to boost our society at Leeds. From new event ideas, ways to get new students interested and contacts to help us.

On behalf of the X-Posure team, I would like to thank the college for putting on this event and supporting our undergraduate society.

Grace Chaplin- LivRadSoc: "The Liverpool Radiology Society attended the RCRs ‘Undergraduates Day’ this June for the first time. It was an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience, and a real privilege to be able to share ideas with fellow students and consultant radiologists alike. We took so much from the day, receiving updates on the cutting edge of research and in-depth information about the variety of radiological career possibilities on offer. 

Much of the day was spent hearing presentations from other university societies, each detailing how they functioned and organised themselves, as well as describing strengths and points for future development. One of our highlights was the open forum of discussion created between consultants and students after each presentation. This was an excellent opportunity to develop new ideas for our society, build on existing lecture topics, as well as debate the utility of various approaches to recruitment and education. Many interesting concepts were debated such as the concept of confidentiality in teaching resources and strategies for engagement of new members. We also discussed possible regional event collaborations with fellow students. After our presentation and subsequent discussion, we left the RCR with many new ideas and fresh inspiration to continue to develop LivRadSoc in the future. We look forward to attending next year!