Purpose of assessment
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. All components are examined via an image viewing session and are held in London during a single examination period twice a year. The scoring system document explains how each component is marked and overall results are determined. Further general information on the examination shows in the guidance notes for candidates.
Candidates who have passed all six modules of the Final FRCR (Part A) examination are permitted to enter the Part B examination once three years of clinical radiology training have been completed. Candidates who are undergoing formal specialist training in the UK are guaranteed a place at the Final FRCR (Part B) examination; overseas trained candidates will be offered places not taken by UK trainees following the application closing date.
Dates, fees and venues
The examination is normally held in April and October each year - specific information shows in the dates and fees document. Joint examinations with partner organisations are also held in Singapore in the Spring and Hong Kong in the Autumn.
How to apply
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. Non-UK candidates must not apply online.
Example reports from the reporting component, an example answer sheet from the rapid reporting component and a sample image from the oral component are 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.