Clinical radiology examiner recruitment

RCR examinations are an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence as well as a vital element of UK training.

However, we could not provide any examinations without the essential contribution of many examiners in a wide range of roles. This includes all those radiologists and physicists contributing to our FRCR exams and the Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology.

We rely heavily on the voluntary support of clinical radiologists and other specialists who invest considerable time to ensure we continue to deliver quality examinations and maintain the highest standards of professional competence. So important is their role, that several of the UK’s leading healthcare organisations have written a joint letter to all NHS hospitals urging them to support doctors who request time out to undertake work for national health bodies such as the RCR.

Why become an examiner?

“Being a FRCR Part 2B examiner is undoubtedly the most satisfying and rewarding highlight of my career, both professionally and personally. The privilege of contributing to the development of competent radiologists of the future, learning from colleagues (radiology as well as examining), and the comradeship more than repay the commitment and hard work involved.”
Dr David Salvage, Chair of Final FRCR (Part B)
We are grateful for the valuable expertise given by our examiners and we often receive feedback on how rewarding and enjoyable examining roles are, and how they have added to their own personal development. Being an examiner provides an opportunity to contribute to the quality of the FRCR and network with colleagues and other specialists across the UK. Furthermore, examining activities are recognised for credits under the RCR’s CPD scheme.

What's involved

As an examiner you may get involved in a number of ways:

  • Question writing and sourcing images 
  • Moderating and classifying materials
  • Selecting content for individual sittings
  • Identifying pass standards
  • Conducting orals
  • Evaluating individual candidate performance
  • Reviewing the performance of questions and patterns of examination performance overall
  • Shaping the future of the exams

Current vacancies

There are currently no vacancies. Details of the 2021 recruitment cycle will be available later this year. 

Role descriptions

Individual role descriptions provide more information including person specifications and working practices:

How to apply 

Applications are closed.

Appointment process

Applications are anonymised and ranked by a panel. In some cases, consideration may be given to ensuring a balance of geographical and special interest representation, so if you are not selected one year it is worth applying again.

Conflict of interest

All potential applicants should be aware of the RCR's policy on conflict of interests.