The College commissioned a review of its Clinical Radiology Training Program in 2016 to evaluate the quality and sustainability of its training, assessment, and examination activities, and to recommend strategies for improvement.
The Training Program has been revised based on the recommendations of the review, with changes to learning outcomes, learning experiences, work-based assessment and examinations being implemented in February 2022.
The Part 1 examinations have been reviewed and new Phase 1 Anatomy and Applied Imaging Technology (AIT) examinations will commence from Series 1 in March 2022, aligned with Phase 1 of the 2022 Training Program.
The changes aim to optimise the way the examinations assess candidate knowledge and will apply to all trainees, including all existing transitioning trainees and new trainees commencing in 2022.
From Series 1 2022, both the examination format and examination rules will change.
For transitioning trainees who have already commenced sitting the Part 1 examinations:
2022 Examination Changes
The Phase 1 Examinations consists of two separate written examinations, which will be delivered in an electronic format twice a year.
Trainees may apply to sit the Anatomy and AIT examinations together, or independent of each other.
One three-hour paper to assess trainee knowledge of radiologic anatomy:
There are six topic areas (body regions) covered in the examination:
2. Head and neck
5. Abdomen and pelvis
Applied Imaging Technology examination
One three-hour paper to assess trainee knowledge on:
*Constructed-response questions require candidates to demonstrate their knowledge in an area by providing in-depth written responses.
The examination policy which governs the examinations will be updated to reflect the above-mentioned examination changes and circulated when available in late 2021.