Core Radiology Training
The Radiology Academy has a new part I course (starting 2009) that has been designed to meet the demands of the new FRCR part I examination (FRCR I takes place in March of the first year). The objectives of the course are broadly to prepare candidates for the part I examination and to teach fundamental principles of radiology so that they can start reporting as soon as possible.
Part I course (Year 1)
The course is divided into six broad sections that cover conventional radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and anatomy. Each area area is taught through didactic teaching, seminars and electronic learning programs at the Radiology Academy interspersed with clinical attachments at Norwich and local DGH departments where supervised reporting and US practice take place.
Dr Raj Botchu performs a radiological-anatomical digital dissection during an anatomy tutorial.
Core Modular Training (Years 1-3)
This takes place over the next two and half years with three month core modular attachments in chest, neuro, urogenital, musculoskeletal, paediatrics and gastrointestinal radiology and nuclear medicine. There is also a 6 month DGH attachment where StRs typically flourish learning to become independent practicioners of fundamental radiological skills. These two and half years are supported by regular teaching focussing on the FRCR IIa examinations which take place every Thursday afternoon. There is also a program of external speakers, experts in their fields, who come to teach and lecture each term at the Academy. A new development of subspecialty symposia will start in 2010 to support core modular training.