There has been a significant change to the FRCR 2A exams, with the first new sitting to take place on December 6th 2017.
The exam will change from a six modular exam to a single summative exam comprising of two papers taken on the same day, designed to assess knowledge and skills of candidates that underpin clinical radiology, demonstrating their competence and readiness to progress to the next stage of training.
Each paper will contain 120 single best answer questions and cover a broad range of the core curriculum. Candidates will be allocated 3 hours to answer the questions per paper.
Topics examined will include:
This NEW FRCR 2A COURSE will facilitate candidates in dealing with the new changes to the exam.
We will focus on the KEY areas/exam favourite topics of each module, starting with a short mock exam in SBA format for each module.
This format will be ideal in helping candidates become 'exam smart' by giving them tips and insight on how to tackle questions which act as discriminators between a candidate passing and failing.
The MOCK exam questions prior to lectures of each individual module will help candidates to assess their baseline knowledge. We will go through the entire paper and the key topics in the subsequent lectures following the exam. Candidates should get a flavour of what the real exam is like during the course so that there are no unexpected surprises on the real day!
The NEW FRCR 2A course is run and organised by a group of excellent radiologists who have extensive experience in FRCR courses and teaching, including established question writers for the FRCR Exam.
Dr Rashid Akhtar was ranked in the top three candidates nationally at radiology interview (out of more than 800 candidates) and started his speciality training in radiology as a registrar in the London deanery training programme in September 2012. He has since completed his FRCR and has subspecialised in Interventional Radiology.
He has developed and run several medical and radiological courses; is a medical finals examiner for the University of London; and is a senior medical school undergraduate interviewer for the past nine years.
He has recently completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His interest in teaching facilitated him in becoming an editor of the 'National Radiology Integrated Training Initiative' - RITI - modules developed by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). He has recently published a book on Chest x-rays for undergraduates titled 'The Unofficial guide to radiology: 100 practice chest x-rays' which is the number 1 best selling radiology text book on Amazon, as well as the Chest & Interventional radiology chapter in the best selling 'Revision notes for the Final FRCR Part A'.
Rashid is the Vice Chair of the Royal college of radiologists Trainee wing - The Junior Radiology Forum, representing over 1000 trainees across the UK. He is the sole RCR BSIR trainee council member, as well as the UK trainee representative that sits on the European Radiology Training Forum and is the sole IR trainee representative to the IR training faculty for Health Education England.