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Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists - FRCR
The FRCR examinations are one of the most recognizable works of the College. The FRCR examinations are 3 exams, First FRCR Examination, Part A of the Final FRCR Examination and Part B of the Final FRCR Examination. FRCR is also highly regarded in many other places in the world including the Middle East, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
You must be a graduate of a medical school recognized by the Royal College. Candidates must hold an official training post in clinical radiology to be eligible to register for the exams. Each part must be passed before proceeding to the next part. You must complete 34 months of formal radiological training before being eligible to apply for Part B of the Final FRCR Examination.
FRCR part 1 Exam: First Examination
The First Examination consists of 2 modules held on two separate days. The physics module covers UK ionizing radiation legislation, patient safety and the physical principles that underpin diagnostic medical imaging and is tested in a MCQ exam. The anatomy module covers radiological anatomy across all body systems and imaging modalities and is tested in an image viewing session in individual work stations. Candidates must achieve a passing score in both modules to achieve an overall pass.
The First Examination is not available in Egypt, but is available in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore three times a year. The fees are £246 for each module (£492).
FRCR part 2A Exam: Part A of the Final Examination
Part A consists of 2 papers examined at the same day, the questions in the form of MCQ paper, covering core content (cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, pediatric, and neuroradiology).
Part A is available twice a year in UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. The fees are £330.
FRCR 2B Exam: Part B of the Final Examination
Part B consists of a rapid reporting session, a reporting session and two oral examinations spread over a week. The rapid reporting session comprises of 30 images, the reporting sessions comprises of 6 cases and the oral sessions have two examiners each which show the candidate images. To pass, candidates must receive a minimum total score of 24 and no lower than 6 in at least 2 components.
Part B is available twice a year in London, UK. The fees are £461.
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