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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.

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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