In Radiology there are few courses that we could strictly refer to as “essential” but of course a number that are desirable.
However considering the RCR 2021 new curriculum ARCP progression grid we would stipulate the following:
ST1: Compulsory attendance at local 40 hours classroom based physics course for FRCR 1. This is essential and costs £400.
Red Dot radiology course (A&E survival Course)
We would also support attendance at one pre FRCR 1 anatomy revision course.
There is a requirement to show evidence of involvement in research and we would support 1 national meeting per year to present a paper/poster (there are several to choose from).
ST2/3: There is a requirement to show evidence of involvement in research and we would support 1 national or international meeting per year to present a paper/poster (there are several to choose from).
In addition we would support attendance at 1 pre FRCR exam course for each of the exams, the FRCR 2A and 2B which may be taken in the same year.
ST4: Attendance at 1 national or international meeting to present a paper/poster. We would support attendance at 1 pre FRCR exam course for the FRCR 2B.
ST5: Completion of a management course is mandatory at this stage. Attendance and presentation at a national or international subspecialty meeting would also be expected.
ST6: These are the Interventional radiology and neuroradiology trainees. If they haven’t already attended a management course they should do so, and they should also attend and present at a national / international IR /Neuroradiology meeting.