Important COVID-19 guidelines
Please ensure you have read the latest statement on COVID-19 and RCR examinations before applying for or attending an examination. Should any candidate feel unwell or display symptoms they should not attend the examination.
We recognise that many trainees will have missed out on training time. For the next sitting of the Final FRCR Part B examination we are relaxing our normal requirement for completion of 34 months of training. However we don’t encourage any candidates to take examinations for which they do not feel prepared. We recommend discussing your readiness with your educational supervisor if in any doubt and ensuring you have the support of your training programme director.
How to apply
Online applications for the Autumn 2020 sitting are now open and will close at 16:00 on Friday 24 July.
Only UK trainees and confirmed NHS Contributors working in the UK should apply at this time.
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.
Reporting and rapid reporting platform
The 'written' element of the Final FRCR (Part B) examination is delivered on a new digital platform – further information on these changes are available 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.
Dates, fees and venues
The examination is normally held in April and October each year.
The autumn/winter schedule for 2020 examinations is now available.
Joint examinations with partner organisations are also held in Singapore 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.