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All You Need To Know About FRCR

FRCR is the acronym for Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists. This highly coveted fellowship is awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists (United Kingdom) and is worldwide considered as the standard of recognition in the field of Radiology.

FRCR Part 1

The FRCR Part 1 exam is the initial assessment that tests the candidate’s basic knowledge and understanding of clinical radiology.

  • Mode of examination: computer-based written exam
  • Number of papers: two papers
  • Number of questions: 120 multiple-choice questions
  • Exam duration: 3 hours

FRCR Part 2A

FRCR Part 2A is the second exam that you need to pass to achieve an RCR Fellowship. This written exam tests aspirant’s knowledge and problem-solving skills in clinical radiology at an advanced level.

  • Mode of examination: MCQ-based written exam
  • Number of papers: two papers
  • Number of questions: 120 SBAs
  • Core areas: candidate’s clinical knowledge and problem-solving skills in clinical radiology.
  • Exam duration: three hours

FRCR Part 2B

FRCR 2B is the most advanced and final-level assessment to achieve your fellowship in clinical radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists.

  • Mode of examination: Reporting Session, Rapid Reporting Session, and Oral Examination
  • Exam pattern: Reporting Session: 6 cases, 75 minutes
    Rapid reporting: 30 cases (35 minutes)
    Oral/Viva: two-part exam, 60 minutes
  • Exam duration: two days

FRCR Eligibility & Application Process

All you need to know about FRCR exam eligibility criteria and the application process.

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Eligibility Application
Submission & Approval
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Booking your
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Are you eligible to apply for the USMLE exam?

Before applying for the FRCR exam, it is better that you go through the eligibility criteria and ensure you comply with all the necessary requirements.

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How to apply?

To help your booking go smoothly, StudyFRCR is here to help you with detailed instructions and step-by-step guidance.

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Exam Fees & Exam Calendar

FRCR Part 1 Exam Fees

£357—£389
£516
£597
£790

June 6, 2024

May 10, 2023
June 29, 2025
July 17, 2023

September 12, 2024

September 1, 2023
September 30, 2023
October 9, 2023

FRCR Part 2A Exam Fees

£478—£521
£692
£616
£817

November 5, 2024

July 31, 2023
August 30, 2023
September 11, 2023

FRCR Part 2B Exam Fees

£669—£728
£964

June 21, 2024

February 21, 2024
March 22, 2024
March 30, 2024

September 27, 2024

June 1, 2024
June 28, 2024
July 1, 2024

FAQs

What is FRCR?

The FRCR (Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists) examination is set by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in the UK. The RCR is the professional body for clinical radiology and clinical oncology.

What are the steps of FRCR Exam ?

  • First FRCR Examination (FRCR Part 1) – Two modules: Anatomy.
  • Final FRCR Part A Examination (FRCR2A): Two MCQ based written papers.
  • Final FRCR Part B Examination (FRCR 2B): Reporting. Rapid Reporting. Oral examination.

What is the Eligibility Criteria of the FRCR Exam?

You can apply for FRCR 2A Exam after passing both FRCR Part 1 Physics and Anatomy. To be eligible, though, you must finish at least 24 months of radiology training.

How can I apply for FRCR?

Ensure that you register on the RCR website at least one week ahead of the application booking window for the exam that you wish to book. This is to allow time for the exam hub to update with your details ahead of the bookings opening.  Please don’t create a new RCR account if you have sat exams previously – the same RCR number must be used.

Can I take the FRCR after completing my MBBS degree?

There are PG courses available after MBBS based on your interest. A fellowship in radiology course is one among them that is both exciting and fulfilling. The FRCR degree distinguishes your skills from the rest in a commendable way and helps you gain mastery over your skills.

How can I prepare for the FRCR test?

  1. FRCR anatomy mock: Practice as many anatomy mock tests as you can.
  2. Imaging Atlas of human anatomy: The Best imaging Atlas we recommend is the Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy by Jamie Weir, Peter Abrahams.
  3. Online resources: Make use of the online resources mentioned on our FRCR books page.

How many attempts are allowed for FRCR?

Six attempts, the six attempt rule is for all FRCR candidates

Which FRCR Step is most important?

Rapid reporting is the most important part of the FRCR 2B exam as passing marks is 27/30!

What is a good score to consider for FRCR Part 1?

Physics pass mark is usually around 150 (out of 200). For Anatomy, pass mark varies from 115 to 150 (out of 200) depending on the difficulty and performance of all candidates.

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