FRCR Part 2B (Radiology) - CR2B

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  • Our examination updates address any changes made to our FRCR examinations.
  • Please be aware that some exam applications windows have been slightly modified for 2022. Please ensure to check the dates, fees and venues section below.

COVID-19 and RCR examinations

  • If you feel unwell or display COVID-19 symptoms do not attend the examination. 
  • Candidates should follow the social distancing rules and cleaning guidelines for individual venues, in line with government guidance.

Please direct any examinations queries to examinations@rcr.ac.uk or 020 7406 5905.

Purpose of assessment 

The Final FRCR (Part B) assessment examines candidates on all aspects of clinical radiology against the Specialty Training Curriculum for Clinical RadiologyThe 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. 

Examination format

The reporting component of this examination will be computed based at the venue candidates have chosen. Candidates will receive a username and password to access the examination. The reporting instructional video and accompanying demonstration site should be viewed prior to the examination. The oral component will also be delivered to candidates in venues, via video conference, and further detail shows in the orals guidance video.

Examination content will be shared via MS Teams and candidates will be able to take control of the mouse and access functionality to manipulate images. After 30 minutes candidates will move to the second room and complete the second 30-minute session of the oral exam with different examiners.

Before you apply

The RCR offers several sittings of the Final FRCR Part B examination across the year. Criteria for entry for UK radiology trainees is a minimum of 34 months of training.  Additionally, candidates are required to leave at least six months between examination attempts. Please refer to the eligibility table which gives full detail of the dates, venues and eligibility criteria for examinations in 2022.


Dates, fees and venues

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How to apply

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