The Final FRCR (Part B) assessment examines candidates on all aspects of clinical radiology against the Specialty Training Curriculum for Clinical Radiology. 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 consists of a reporting session, a rapid reporting session and an oral examination. Further general information on the examination shows in the guidance notes for candidates. The scoring system document explains how each component is marked and overall results are determined.
New reporting and rapid reporting platform
From spring 2018 the 'written' element of the Final FRCR (Part B) examination will be delivered on a new digital platform – further information on these changes are supplied in the Final FRCR Part B reporting FAQs. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the new platform via an instructional video and accompanying demonstration site prior to the examination.
How to apply
The examination is normally held in April and October each year – specific information is available in the dates and fees document. Applicants should ensure they have read the examination regulations before applying.
Online applications for the Spring 2019 sitting are now open. At this time only UK trainees and confirmed NHS contributors can make a submission. The closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2019 at 4pm.
Applicants who have trained outside the UK should read the overseas application process and submit an application for the examination when advised in the dates and fees document. They must not apply online.
Venue information for the reporting and rapid reporting components will be published here when available.
Joint examinations with partner organisations are also held in Singapore in the spring and Hong Kong in the autumn.
A sample image from the oral component is provided, as are instructions for candidates to follow during the examination. Generic examiners' reports are available as a guide to candidates and trainers preparing for future sittings of the examination.