Fellowship without Examination

2019 nominations closed in May 2019

Nominations next invited: expected to be in 2020
Nomination procedure published: expected to be in 2020

Fellows without Examination (FwE) have the same rights and privileges as Fellows by examination, including the right to use the post-nominal FRCR and which can include the right to stand and vote in some RCR elections.  FwE is offered under the same financial conditions; payment of the annual membership subscription to remain in good standing with the RCR.

FwE is less as an 'honour' than a way of recognising past contributions to either specialty in the UK and allowing these to be built on in the future through closer ties with the RCR. The primary purpose of FwE is to bring non-UK trained consultant clinical oncologists and radiologists living and working in the UK more fully into the RCR.

Nomination procedure

The nominator (who must be a Fellow of the College in good standing) completes the nomination form and submits it with the nominee's brief CV. The nomination must be supported by two additional Fellows of the College. The nomination must demonstrate, among other things, that the person nominated has made a significant contribution to clinical radiology or clinical oncology in the UK.

Criteria for Fellowship without Examination 

(Additional guidance is published each year)

Any Fellow of The Royal College of Radiologists may propose nominations to the Fellowship without Examination, in accordance with By-Law 3 and Regulation 4. The current wording of Regulation 4 is set out below as it applies to Fellowship without Examination:

Under by-law 3 and Regulation 4, the Council may admit as Fellows of the College the following categories of persons:

(ii) medical or dental practitioners who have submitted published works judged by the Council to be of sufficient distinction and/or who have attained such professional status as in the opinion of the Council merits such recognition;

(iii) non-medical or non-dental practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the specialties of clinical radiology or clinical oncology or dental radiology and who have attained such professional status as in the opinion of Council merits such recognition;

iv) clinical radiologists or clinical oncologists who are on the specialist register, hold substantive consultant appointments in the United Kingdom, have made a significant contribution to training in either specialty in the United Kingdom and have attained such professional status as in the opinion of Council merits such recognition; and

v) Members who have been such for 25 consecutive years and who have attained such professional status as in the opinion of Council merits such recognition.

Method of assessment 

Nominations are assessed by the Fellowship Assessment Committee and its recommendations endorsed by Council.

Queries 

Please email the Equivalence Officer or telephone 0207 406 5955.