Autumn 2020 examinations

Monday 4 May 2020

In the context of the continuing global response to COVID-19 and uncertainty surrounding a return to normal activities, the RCR is working hard to explore all options for running examinations this autumn.

The arrangements for this are still ongoing and will be influenced by the following variables:

  • The availability of venues
  • Social distancing requirements at examinations
  • Restrictions on travel within the UK and India
  • Restrictions on international travel
  • The availability and safety of candidates, examiners and invigilators

We expect to have reduced capacity, and it is likely that some or all examinations will only be open to candidates already working in the country where the examination is held.

We hope to publish details of a new examination schedule from September to January later this month. This allows the RCR maximum time to plan using the latest COVID-19 advice and reduces the likelihood of significant further changes.  All examinations will remain subject to change dependent on the changing circumstances of COVID-19.

Entry requirements, such as minimum training times, are being relaxed in recognition of the disruption to training. See the webpages for individual clinical radiology examinations and clinical oncology examinations for more details.

Applications for September and October exams will open in July.

For UK trainees, please read our advice on how decisions on progress will be made in the absence of examination evidence.

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