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08 July 2020

Expressions of Interests – New Clinical Radiology Examination Panels

The Training and Assessment Reform (TAR) has streamlined the clinical radiology examination structure, which are due to be implemented from January 2022. Further information on the changes can be found here.

In anticipation of these changes and to support the examinations (and make sure that there are enough members to facilitate the extra workload as the examinations are transitioned), the College has re-organised and created a new structure of examination panels which will report through to a central newly created committee, The Clinical Radiology Examination Advisory Committee (CREAC) who will be responsible for overseeing the Phase 1 and Phase 2 (previously Part 1 and Part 2) examinations. The Chair of each of the Phase 1 and 2 Examination Review Panel’s will form the members of CREAC.     

As part of the new examination panel structure, the Clinical Radiology Examination Review Panel (CRERP) will be disbanded by the end of 2020 and its responsibilities will be shared across the newly created panels:

Phase 1

  • Anatomy Examination Review Panel (existing panel)
  • Applied Imaging Technology Examination Review Panel (existing panel)

Phase 2

  • Pathology Exam Review Panel
  • Radiology MCQ Review Panel
  • Case Reporting Review Panel
  • OSCER Review Panel

Panel members will be responsible by implementing the examination changes as a result of the Training and Assessment Reform and during the transition period are responsible for both the current examinations (including the development, setting and reviewing of examinations) as well as creating content for the new format examinations.

Please see the below Clinical Radiology Examination Committee/Panel structure:

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Expressions of Interest

Overview

Expressions of interest are being called for from Fellows with interest and experience in examination and assessment and who are currently working as a specialist or sub specialist in Pathology to join the newly created Clinical Radiology Phase 2 Pathology Examination Review Panel (CRPERP).

CRPERP is a panel reporting to the Clinical Radiology Examination Advisory Committee (CREAC) and is responsible for setting, reviewing, marking and development of the Phase 2 Clinical Radiology Pathology written and viva examinations. CRPERP members participate by writing examination questions, developing marking templates, selecting questions for each examination series and the marking and reviewing examination results. 

Panel members will be responsible by implementing the examination changes as a result of the Training and Assessment Reform and during the transition period are responsible for both the current Pathology MCQ and Pathology Viva examinations. This panel consists of up to eight members (Including the chair) made up of up to six Clinical Radiology Radiologists and up to two Pathologists.

Specialty Clinical radiology, pathology

Commitment 

Attendance at panel meetings (teleconference and face-to-face)

  • 1 x setting meeting (2 days)
  • 2 x review meetings (1 day each)
  • 1 x examiner training (1 day)

Eligibility Criteria

Essential attributes:

  • A Fellow or Life member of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology at least three years post-FRANZCR or equivalent
  • Must currently be a practicing sub-specialist / special interest in their field
  • Available for travel for face-to-face meetings
  • Knowledgeable of curriculum and assessment processes
  • An active participant in their College’s CPD program and meets or exceeds minimal requirements

Desirable attributes:

  • Interest and/or expertise in examination matters.
  • Actively involved in teaching and training of clinical radiologists
  • Understanding of the medical, educational, operational, regulatory and political environment in which the College operates
  • A skilled evaluator and good communicator

How to apply

Please complete and return the Expression of Interest form with a 300-word statement outlining your interest in and credentials for the position, along with a 4-page (max.) executive summary CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close once the position has been filled. For more information please review the Position Description.

Overview

Expressions of interest are being called for current members with interest and experience in examination and assessment to join the newly created Clinical Radiology Phase 2 MCQ Examination Review Panel (CRRERP).

The CRRERP is a panel reporting to the Clinical Radiology Examination Advisory Committee (CREAC) responsible for the development, setting and reviewing of the Radiology MCQ Examinations. CRRERP members participate by Setting, editing, reviewing and marking examination questions for the clinical radiology Phase 2 MCQ examinations.

Panel members will be responsible by implementing the examination changes as a result of the Training and Assessment Reform and during the transition period are responsible for the current Radiology MCQ examination. This panel consists of nine members (including the Chair), with at least one member for each topic area (Abdominal, Neuro/Head & Neck, Thoracic/Cardio, Breast, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MSK and Paediatrics)

Specialty Clinical radiology

Commitment 

Attendance at Panel meetings (teleconference and face-to-face)

  • 1 x setting meeting (2 days)
  • 2 x review meetings (1 day)
  • 1 x examiner training (1 day)

Eligibility Criteria

Essential attributes:

  • A Fellow or Life member of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology at least three years post-FRANZCR or equivalent
  • Must currently be a practicing sub-specialist / special interest in their field
  • Available for travel for face-to-face meetings
  • Knowledgeable of curriculum and assessment processes
  • An active participant in their College’s CPD program and meets or exceeds minimal requirements

Desirable attributes:

  • Interest and/or expertise in examination matters
  • Actively involved in teaching and training of clinical radiologists
  • Understanding of the medical, educational, operational, regulatory and political environment in which the College operates
  • A skilled evaluator and good communicator

How to apply

Please complete and return the Expression of Interest form with a 300-word statement outlining your interest in and credentials for the position, along with a 4-page (max.) executive summary CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close once the position has been filled. For more information please review the  Position Description .

Overview

Expressions of interest are being called for current members with interest and experience in examination and assessment to join the newly created the Clinical Radiology Phase 2 Case Reporting Examination Review Panel (CRCRRP).

The Clinical Radiology Phase 2 Case Reporting Examination Review Panel (CRCRRP) is a panel reporting to the Clinical Radiology Examination Advisory Committee (CREAC), responsible for the development, setting and review of the Case Reporting Examinations. Case Reporting members will participate by implementing the examination changes as a result of the Training and Assessment Reform and during the transition period are responsible for both the current e-Film examination and new case reporting examination.

The panel will also be responsible for developing and maintaining a bank of questions for the future clinical radiology case reporting examinations and setting, editing, reviewing and marking examination questions for the clinical radiology case reporting examinations. This panel consists of 10 members (including the Chair), with at least one member for each topic area (Abdominal, Neuro/Head & Neck, Thoracic/Cardio, Breast, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MSK and Paediatrics)

Specialty Clinical radiology

Commitment 

Attendance at panel meetings (teleconference and face-to-face)

  • 1 x setting meeting (2 days)
  • 2 x review meetings (1 day)
  • 1 x examiner training (1 day)

Eligibility Criteria

Essential attributes:

  • A Fellow or Life member of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology at least three years post-FRANZCR or equivalent
  • Must currently be a practicing sub-specialist / special interest in their field
  • Available for travel for face-to-face meetings
  • Knowledgeable of curriculum and assessment processes
  • An active participant in their College’s CPD program and meets or exceeds minimal requirements

Desirable attributes:

  • Interest and/or expertise in examination matters
  • Actively involved in teaching and training of clinical radiologists
  • Understanding of the medical, educational, operational, regulatory and political environment in which the College operates
  • A skilled evaluator and good communicator

How to apply

Please complete and return the Expression of Interest form with a 300-word statement outlining your interest in and credentials for the position, along with a 4-page (max.) executive summary CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close once the position has been filled. For more information please review the Position Description.

Overview

Expressions of interest are being called for current members with interest and experience in examination and assessment to join the newly created the Clinical Radiology OSCER Examination Review Panel (CROERP),

The Clinical Radiology OSCER Examination Review Panel (CROERP) is a panel reporting to the Clinical Radiology Examination Advisory Committee (CREAC) responsible for setting, reviewing and development of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Radiology (OSCER).

During the transition period of implementing the examination changes as a result of the Training and Assessment Reform, the OSCER Review Panel will be responsible for both the current Viva examination and the new OSCER. The panel will also be responsible for Developing and maintaining a bank of questions for the future clinical radiology OSCER and the setting, editing and reviewing of examination questions for the clinical radiology OSCER.

Specialty Clinical radiology

Commitment 

Attendance at Committee meetings (teleconference and face-to-face)

  • 1 x setting meeting (2 days)
  • 2 x review meetings (1 day)
  • 1 x examiner training (1 day)

Eligibility Criteria

Essential attributes:

  • A Fellow or Life member of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology at least five years post-FRANZCR or equivalent
  • All members must have Viva examining experience
  • Must currently be a practicing sub-specialist/special interest in their field
  • Available for travel for face-to-face meetings
  • Knowledgeable of curriculum and assessment processes
  • An active participant in their College’s CPD program and meets or exceeds minimal requirements

Desirable attributes:

  • Interest and/or expertise in examination matters
  • Actively involved in teaching and training of clinical radiologists
  • Understanding of the medical, educational, operational, regulatory and political environment in which the College operates
  • A skilled evaluator and good communicator

How to apply

Please complete and return the Expression of Interest form with a 300-word statement outlining your interest in and credentials for the position, along with a 4-page (max.) executive summary CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close once the position has been filled. For more information please review the Position Description.