Welcome to FRCR Tutorials, a website dedicated towards preparation for the Final FRCR 2B examination conducted by the Royal College of Radiologists, UK. I hope you find this a helpful resource in realising your dreams and harnest potential to get through the examination with flying colours.
I am a Consultant Radiologist with a sub-speciality interest in Musculo-Skeletal Imaging.
I teach at 'The Aintree FRCR 2B Course' and 'The Scottish MRI Course' in Edinburgh. I am an active member of the faculty for the FRCR teaching courses in the Manchester Training Scheme.
I am a founder member of the 'OsiriX-UKusergroup' and have published a web-site dedicated to streamline the use of OsiriX, as a software for the purpose of teaching and help developing Digital Radiology Museums across the country.
I have immense affinity towards teaching and passionate about bringing the web to it's potential use in radiology education.
This is my small step towards teaching the coming generation of trainees and passing on the tricks !!!
Aim of this project:
1. Provide quality tutorials geared towards approaching this fiercely competitive examination.
2. Rapid Reporting, Long Cases and VIVA sets representing the standards set by the college.
3. A pattern based 'An Approach to....and SCRIPTS strategy' geared towards the VIVA.
4. One-stop terminal with links to teaching resources, books, courses and softwares of benefit to radiologists.
RR Sets are now published as DICOM sets
You can now practice the sets either using OsiriX (Mac) or RadiAnt (PC)
This will simulate the examination with ability to zoom, pan, window etc
Impact and performance:
This site was launched on the 3rd of February 2011 targeting the candidates for the Spring 2011 sitting and has been embraced and acknowledged with encouraging feedbacks from the candidates, peers and experts. It has attracted over 35000 hits since it's inception from virtually all around the globe !!!
I can now confidently say that this site has matured to deliver the contents to the intended audience.
The Rapid Reporting Sets are now published as DICOM sets, with ability to zoom, pan, window etc simulating the examination. This is probably the only site that delivers the quality content in a pattern as close to the examination sitting as possible.
The links are made available to the best available DICOM viewing software for both Mac (OsiriX) and PC (RadiAnt) platform.
All the VIVA and LongCases are delivered in a locked non-editable view-only power-point show, which can be viewed using the standard Microsoft office or a free power-point viewer available from Microsoft (link provided).
It shall be my constant endeavour to improvise the site with respect to content, quality and accessibility. Hopefully, this site will grow in future months and years, and be recognised as a good learning resource and help the candidates achieve their goals with flying colours.
Your feedback is much appreciated, which in turn will keep my spirits up and do better.
Please E-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org to leave your feedback.
Dr Sameer Shamshuddin
Lookout for the Announcements page for regular updates
This site is only an eye-opener for what to expect in the examination and by no means this covers the breadth of radiology knowledge required to pass the examination. This is not a substitute for reading books or any other necessary preparation required.
The content and case-mix available in the website are from the personal experience of the authors, their opinion and guidance are shared in good will to help, but the final judgement as to what to take and what not to take entirely rests with the readers.
The website takes no liability as to the results achieved in the examination. Would be glad to hear the success stories and constructive criticism with equal measures in light of continuous professional development.
Wish you best of luck in your quest for knowledge and hope this little effort puts you in good stead to face the challenges ahead