The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has partnered with the Apollo Radiology International (ARI) Academy to create a new examination centre in Hyderabad, India.
The move means radiologists in India and surrounding countries will soon be able to sit RCR Fellowship (FRCR) examinations locally, reducing travel and expense for candidates.
As RCR Fellowship is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence, there is high demand for FRCR examinations in India. It also makes it easier for overseas doctors to register with the General Medical Council. Currently, many Indian candidates travel to the UK or to centres in Hong Kong and Singapore to gain the qualification.
RCR overseas ambassador for India Dr Venkat Sudigali said: “It is a great initiative from the RCR to establish an overseas examination centre in India. This exciting development will be of great benefit to many radiologists in India who are keen to attempt the FRCR examination to add to their qualifications, and also for those who potentially want to work in the UK in future, to learn new skills and gain experience in the NHS.”
RCR and ARI have worked with education and training partners in 2019 to create a scheme providing three-year placements for Indian radiologists looking to develop their skills working in the NHS.
Picture: One of the rooms currently used for radiology training ahead of the FRCR examination is about to be turned into an examination room.
Published on page 2 of the March 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.