Columbia Asia FRCR 2B Course

The only course in India taught by RCR Examiners

Fellowship of Royal College of Radiology (FRCR) conducted by RCR, UK is an assessment of UK trainees and an important marker of quality for overseas doctors. The FRCR is a prestigious qualification for radiologists trained world over. Columbia Asia Radiology Group offers a mock exam course which prepares aspirants for the final FRCR part 2B examination.

The course is aimed at preparing the participants to approach the examination in the most optimum manner and spread over 2 days. This is the only course in India taught by Senior UK examiners who have conducted the FRCR 2B exams in the past.

The course has been designed by the examiners to benefit candidates who are yet to start their preparation for the exam & looking for direction as well as those candidates who are well into their preparation and would like to test themselves.

The course is designed in two parts

Part 1: Exposure to Rapid Reporting, Long Case and Viva with live feedback and tips to improve the participants’ approach

Part 2: Mock Exam in a simulated environment

  • Complete scoring to mimic the actual exam
  • Post-test one on one time with UK examiners for feedback, course correction, and advice

Highlights of the Course

  • Fully digital format: Reporting on OsirixMac OS workstations
  • 1:1 interaction with UK faculty
  • Access to numerous Rapid Reporting and Long cases
  • Nutshell Lectures on specific topics by experienced FRCR Doctors
  • Practice on Osirix workstation
  • Mock Exam with exclusive RCR cases
  • Access to RR and LC through an Online portal for 30 days

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates intending to appear for FRCR 2B Exam

REGISTRATION

Registrations Closed

COURSE DATE

Batch 1: 5th & 6th Dec 2018
Batch 2: 6th & 7th Dec 2018

COURSE FEE

Please register below to receive more information

Course Structure

DAY 1

  • Individual vivas
  • Group vivas
  • Rapid Reporting practice on Osirix Mac OS workstations
  • Long Case practice on Osirix Mac OS workstations
  • Self-viewing slideshow of classic appearances in radiology

DAY 2

  • Mock exam – Examiner vivas, Long case and Rapid Reporting
  • Nutshell Lectures: Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric, Breast, and chest radiology
  • Rapid Reporting practice on Osirix Mac OS workstations
  • Long Case practice on Osirix Mac OS workstations
  • Self-viewing slideshow of classic appearances in radiology

Course Faculty

Prof. Duncan Ettles MB ChB (Hons), MD, FRCP (Ed), FRCR

Consultant Interventional Radiologist & Clinical Professor in Radiology, Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust

  • Past President British Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Former Head of Training for Radiology in East Yorkshire
  • Couch Kerley Travelling Professorship 2012
  • Served as a Senior Examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists

Special interests: Cardiovascular Imaging, Vascular Interventional Radiology

Sheila Rankin MBBS, FRCR

Former Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London

  • Past President of International Cancer Imaging Society
  • Editorial board of Clinical Radiology
  • Deputy Editor, Cancer Imaging
  • Served as an Examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists

Special interests: Imaging in Oncology, Positron Emission Tomography

Niels Powell FRCR, MB, BCh, DCH, DMRD

  • Former Consultant Radiologist, Morriston Hospital
  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Served as an Examiner for the UK Royal College of Radiologists

Special interests: Neuroradiology, Pediatrics

Raghuram Lakshminarayan MBBS, DMRD, DNB, FRANZCR, FRCR, EBIR

  • Consultant Vascular & Interventional Radiologist, Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Deputy Training Programme Director, Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust
  • Faculty CMC, Vellore 1996-2006

Indian Organiser

Dr. Shalini Govil – MBBS, DMRD, DNB, FRCR

Lead Abdominal Imaging

  • An Associate Professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Program Director DNB Radiology Program, Cross-sectional Imaging Fellowship and the Indian Organizer of FRCR mock exam conducted by UK Royal College examiners

Testimonials

“I am glad to inform you that I passed final FRCR2B in April 2016, i.e. Summer of last year. I am now working at St George’s University Hospital in Tooting, London.

I had attended your course in January 2016 in Yeshwantpur, Bangalore and was quite impressed. I am happy to say that it was quite helpful in terms of viva practice sessions, I congratulate team Columbia Asia and most importantly Dr. Shalini Govil mam for their hard work and dedication towards making this course a great success.

I also recommend my friends to attend this course”

– Dr. Rucha Madkar, London –
(2016 batch)

“I would recommend the Columbia Asia Radiology Bangalore course for FRCR 2B preparation!  Having attended a number of courses including in the UK before, this course stands out for its rigor, challenging, exam orientated cases, and realistic examination simulation with honest feedback on your viva performance by previous FRCR examiners.

A very enlightening segment on how the examiner plans the cases to assesses the viva candidate, run by an FRCR examiner is included. It also stands out by providing long and short case sets after the course for continued practice. Overall a great learning opportunity!”

– Dr. Mark Tan, Singapore –
(2018 batch)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will there be a one to one interaction with the UK examiners?

Yes. The course design accommodates for 3 distinct opportunities to interact with the UK examiners during group viva, Rapid reporting, and long case discussion & post-test one-on-one feedback. All candidates are free to interact with the examiners during breaks.

Q. Does the course fee include accommodation charges?

No, we don’t provide accommodation facilities, and the course fee does not include any other charges.

Q. Does the course fee include complimentary food?

Yes, it includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and evening snack and tea.

Q. Will access to post training cases be available till we give our FRCR examination?

No, access to Rapid Reporting and Long Cases will be limited for a period of one month, which can be accessed via a digital portal with a user ID and password