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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many facets of the RANZCR's training programs and is expected to continue to do so for some time.
RANZCR has set out the overarching priorities, principles and strategies to guide decision-making on training and accreditation, assessments, examinations and other training activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in its aftermath.
The College will regularly review and revise these guidelines, particularly the stipulated timeframes, in line with government advice and the status of the COVID-19 situation in our region.
The College has recently sent a communique providing an update on the clinical radiology examinations for 2020. A copy of that communique is available here:
CR 2020 Exams Trainees and IMGs
Cliftons Training Centres
*The College is unable to accept preferences for either Sitting A or Sitting B
There are two major exams in the clinical radiology training program:
The Part 1 exams consists of examinations in Anatomy and Applied Imaging Technology (AIT) and must be completed within two years of commencing training:
The Part 2 exam consists of two examinations in Clinical Radiology and one examination in Pathology, and seven Vivas (oral exams), and is usually taken in Year 4 or 5.
To sit the Part 1 exam, you must be in an accredited training position. You must take the whole exam at once, on your first sitting.
To sit the Part 2 exam, you must have passed the Part 1 exam, completed 3 years of training, all Phase 1 assessments and be in an accredited training position.
International medical graduates may be permitted to sit the Part 2 examinations in certain circumstances. See International Medical Graduates
A note for Part 1 candidates: At the time of the examination you must be employed as an accredited radiology trainee and you must have completed all required training program assessments at the time of applying to sit the examination. If you commence in an accredited radiology training position after the closing date for applications, in addition to submitting the examination application form, the completed and required attachments of the Approval of Course in Training Form must be submitted with your examination application prior to the closing date.
Trainees pay an examination fee to cover the costs of operating the exams. Visit the College Fees page for details on exam fees.
If you need to withdraw from an exam, you must inform the College in writing. If you withdraw up to four weeks before the exam, there is no financial penalty. If you withdraw within four weeks of the exam, you will be refunded 50% of the exam fee. If you fail to attend the exam you forfeit the exam fee.
RANZCR has many resources to help you prepare for exams, including user guides and past exam papers.
e-Applied Imaging Technology:
Anatomy Paper 1 - September 2019Anatomy Paper 2 - September 2019Anatomy Paper 1 - March 2019Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2019Anatomy Paper 1 September 2018Anatomy Paper 2 September 2018Anatomy Paper 1 - March 2018Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2018Anatomy Paper 1 - Sept 2017Anatomy Paper 2 - Sept 2017Anatomy Paper 1 - March 2017 Anatomy Paper 2 - March 2017 Anatomy Paper 1 - September 2016 Anatomy Paper 2 - September 2016
AIT Paper 1 - September 2019AIT Paper 1 - March 2019AIT Paper 1 - Sept 2018AIT Paper 1 - March 2018AIT Paper 1 - Sept 2017AIT Paper 1 - March 2017AIT Paper 1 - September 2016
e-MCQs (Radiology and Pathology):
e-Film Reading - March 2019
e-Film Reading - September 2018
e-Film Reading - March 2018
e-Film Reading - Sept 2017
e-Film Reading - March 2017
e-Film Reading - August 2016
The College presents prizes to the most successful candidates in College examinations. Visit our Examination Prizes page for more information.