Examiner recruitment

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 is 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.

What's involved

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.

Appointment process

Examiners are appointed by the overarching Fellowship Examination Board, with the relevant Board or Committee making recommendations on the basis of applications submitted.  

Role descriptions

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

Current vacancies

Closing date 4 pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

Below are a list of the current vacancies.  

  • Final FRCR (Part A) Examination Committee - two vacancies.  Candidates with interventional radiology or cardiac/chest expertise (with the emphasis on cardiac) in particular are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to attend Committee meetings being held over 22/23 May 2019 and the SBA Workshop on 21 June 2019 for observation and familiarisation purposes and to be ready for active participation in September 2019.

How to apply

All candidates should complete the application form for the vacancy for which they are applying (linked from the vacancies above) and email the form to the Senior Examinations Administrator by 4 pm on Friday 15 March 2019.  Any queries should be directed to the same email address.

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.