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Overview of Final FRCR Part A

  • March 22, 2019

After you have passed First FRCR (Anatomy and Physics), the next stage is to pass the Final FRCR (Part A).

The exam is in a single-best-answer format and will examine you on all aspects of clinical radiology and the basic sciences of physics, anatomy and techniques, against the Specialty Training Curriculum for Clinical Radiology.


To apply for the Final FRCR Part A exam, you must have passed First FRCR (Anatomy and Physics) and obtained a minimum of 24 months formal radiology training (equivalent to ST3 level.)

Click here to apply.

The exams are held twice a year in June and December. You can sit the exam in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The cost of Final FRCR Part A is £343 for members and £404 for non-members.


The exam comprises of two papers, each containing 120 questions.

Please note, although the exam consists of two papers you must pass them as one and not separately.

What will I be tested on?

The exam will test you on all aspects of clinical radiology and this exam must be passed before you sit the Final FRCR 2B

You will be tested in the following areas:

  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Gastro urinary, Adrenal, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Breast
  • Paediatric
  • Central Nervous and Head & Neck
  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular
  • Musculoskeletal and Trauma

Each paper will have a mix of all topics, however, the results after the exam will be broken down into topics and so you can receive specific feedback.

Revision Resources


Single-Best-Answers for the FRCR 2A (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback).

The Essential Guide to the New FRCR: Part 2A 2A ().

Get Through FRCR Part 2A: Practice papers for the examination

Online Resources

The Royal College of Radiologist’s Sample Questions

E-Medicine, Informational Blog Posts



Revise Radiology

Click here for access to the exam guidance notes.

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References (2019). Final FRCR Part A Examination | The Royal College of Radiologists. ] Available at: [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].

Clarke, C. (2019). FRCR 2A exam. ] Radiology Cafe. Available at: [Accessed 15 Mar. 2019].


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