During your SpR training you will be required to pass the following three exams:
First FRCR Examination: covering basic physics and radiation safety and examined by MCQs. Trainees will usually attempt this examination within the year of radiology training.
Further information at the RCR website: http://www.rcr.ac.uk/content.aspx?PageID=175
Final FRCR Part A Examination: covering all the sub-specialties within clinical radiology, including anatomy, techniques and applied physics. The examination comprises six modules, each with a separate 'best of 5' paper.
Final FRCR Part B Examination: covering all the sub-specialties within clinical radiology and examined by reporting sessions and oral examinations. Trainees need to have completed three years of training to enter.
Further information at the RCR website: http://www.rcr.ac.uk/content.aspx?PageID=184
The European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) is the European qualification in Interventional Radiology and aims to standardise training and expertise in Interventional Radiology across Europe.
EBIR will represent a recognised qualification of high value to Interventional Radiologists in their career development and assisting IR's in the promotion of their skills and experience in IR when dealing with other clinical colleagues and with the general public.
The EBIR also aims to facilitate the free movement of IR's by providing a recognised qualification to confirm proof of training supplemental to any national qualifications.
Further information can be found at: http://www.cirse.org/index.php?pid=473