There are five clinical radiology examination Boards and Committees that examiners are required for: the First FRCR Examination Committee (Anatomy); the First FRCR Examination Committee (Physics); the Final FRCR (Part A) Examination Committee; the Final FRCR (Part B) Examination Board and the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Examination Board. The College are grateful for the expertise and time given by its examiners and often receives feedback on how rewarding and enjoyable examining roles are. We rely heavily on the voluntary support of clinical radiologists and other specialists who invest considerable time to ensure the College continues to deliver quality examinations, thereby ensuring the highest standards of professional competence. 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 College.
Each examination Board or Committee writes questions, sources images, moderates and classifies material, selects content for individual sittings, identifies passing standards and evaluates candidate performance to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the composition and format of their particular examination. Every Board or Committee also reviews the performance of individual questions, and patterns of examination performance overall, and makes recommendations on changes to structure and content where appropriate.
Examiners are appointed by the overarching Fellowship Examination Board, with the relevant Board or Committee making recommendations on the basis of applications submitted. The College normally advertises examiner vacancies on its website throughout September and October each year, with consideration given to applications in November and appointments made in December. Successful applicants will be expected to attend a New Examiner induction day being held at the College on Monday 22 January 2018 prior to the start of their tenure.
A brief description of the remit and role of each of the five examiner groups, and details of the accountability of the various bodies which oversee the clinical radiology FRCR examinations, shows in the governance structure document. Individual job descriptions below provide more information including person specifications and working practices:
- First FRCR Examination Committee (Anatomy)
- First FRCR Examination Committee (Physics) - Clinical Radiologist and Medical Physicist
- Final FRCR (Part A) Examination Committee
- Final FRCR (Part B) Examination Board
- Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Examination Board - Dental/Medical Radiologists and Medical Physicist
The College is currently recruiting as outlined below. Applicants should complete the relevant application form and ensure it is returned to the Examinations Office by the closing date of 4pm on Friday 27 October 2017. Any queries can be directed to Sharon Dinsdale on 0207 406 5958 or by email email@example.com.
- First FRCR Examination Committee (Physics) - one vacancy for a Clinical Radiologist and one for a Medical Physicist.
- Final FRCR (Part B) Examination Board - eight vacancies. The Board is currently under represented in Breast, GU, Gynae, Vascular intervention, ENT and Hepatobiliary but all applications will be considered.
- Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Examination Board - two vacancies each for dental and medical radiologists.
A selection panel will assess the applications - selection will be based on scoring applications against a pre-agreed criteria based on the job description and person specification. Positions will be offered by 11 December 2017 and feedback on applications provided to unsuccessful candidates.
Conflict of interest
Examiners may only serve on one Board or Committee at any one time and there is an expectation that examiners remain in employment for the duration of their term of office. Details of current post-holders for each examination committee show under the relevant committee listing.
All potential applicants should be aware of the College’s policy on conflict of interests.