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  • February 03, 2021

When an NHS Trust is shortlisting applicants for a Radiology position, there are certain things that they will look out for within a Doctors CV.

As an international recruitment agency, BDI Resourcing strongly recommend that Radiologists wanting to work within the NHS, take the FRCR examination suite in order to achieve GMC Registration. Once a Doctor has their FRCR and OET/IELTS, they are then eligible to apply for NHS Consultant Radiology positions.

The EDiR (European Diploma in Radiology)  is an additional qualification of excellence, which adds huge value to a Radiologists CV and one that will set you apart from other candidates.

What are the benefits of the EDiR?

  • As stated above, the primary benefit of the EDiR is that it adds huge value to your CV as it proves your Radiology knowledge meets the standards of the European Training Curriculum
  • The EDiR is an international certification of Radiological knowledge, recognized not only in Europe but worldwide.
  • The EDiR will most likely help Radiologists advance their career

What is the structure of the Examination?

The examination test knowledge, skills and competence in general Radiology in 3 components:

  1. Multiple Response Questions
  2. Short Cases
  3. Clinically Oriented Reasoning Evaluation (CORE)


Am I eligible to apply?

  • Candidates must at least be in their fifth year of national Radiology training at the time of the examination
  • Active membership of the relevant national Radiological society in the year of the examination is required
  • Candidates must be ESR full members, corresponding members or members in training in the year of examination.

How much does it cost?

  • The fee for the examination is €500 (£442)  for full ESR members and ESR members in training
  • The fee for corresponding members if €1100 (£972)

How do I best revise?

  1. The Guide Book
    The European Board of Radiology have their own ‘Essential Guide’ – a one-stop resource for all candidates wanting to gain a better understanding of the examination. The Guide has a practical rather than a theoretical focus, divided into the following sections:
  • Safety, Management and Imaging Procedures
  • Principles of Imaging Techniques and Processing
  • Management

The above structure follows the same pattern as the EDiR examination, the content of which is based on the European Training Curriculum for Radiology.

  1. Self-Assessment Tests

A Platform () has been launched where you will find some self-assessment tests on three different topics: abdominal, breast and other subspecialties (the latter includes a variety of topics including physics and pharmacology).
Each test consists of 20 questions that will help you prepare for the EDiR examination.

  1. EDiR App

The EDiR have their own downloadable app, available on Android and Apple devices, whereby you can source self-assessment tests, learning materials and the latest test updates.

  1. Reading

As per any examination, candidates will be expected to prepare by reading a variety of useful relevant materials and literature. In order to assist candidates preparing for the EDiR examination, the European Board of Radiology (EBR) have compiled an in-depth list of recommended reference textbooks; covering physics, general radiology and examination techniques. You can view the full list


If you are an international Radiologist who would like to relocate to the UK , email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your relocation journey to the UK.


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