First FRCR Examination

The First FRCR Examination expects candidates to have gained a knowledge of the physical principles that underpin diagnostic medical imaging and of the anatomy needed to perform and interpret radiological studies. Candidates are examined against the Specialty Training Curriculum for Clinical Radiology. The purpose of assessment statements for anatomy and physics detail both components purpose, the required level of candidate training and the application of results. It is hoped that the statements 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 First FRCR Examination comprises two modules: anatomy and physics. Further general information on the examination is available in the guidance notes for candidates.

New anatomy platform

From spring 2018 the anatomy examination will be delivered on a new digital platform in a larger number of venues. Further information on these changes are supplied in anatomy automation FAQs. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the new platform via an instructional video and accompanying demonstration site prior to attempting the examination.

Dates, fees and venues

The examination is normally held in March, June and September each year – specific information is available in the dates and fees document. 

The Anatomy venue details for Summer 2019 can be found here.

The Physics venue details for Summer 2019 can be found here.

How to apply

Applicants should ensure they have read the examination regulations before applying. Online application for the Autumn 2019 sitting is now closed.

Candidate resources

Sample MCQ questions and answers and a copy of the answer sheet for the physics component are provided, as are instructions for candidates to follow during the examination. Anatomy examination advice is also available.