Performance in the FRCR (UK) Part 2B examination: Analysis of factors associated with success

K.E. Hawtin, H.R.T. Williams, L. McKnight, T.C. Booth

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Abstract

Aim To assess factors that influence pass rates and examination scores in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) 2B examination. Materials and methods 2238 attempts at the FRCR 2B examination were evaluated between Spring 2006 and Spring 2010. Pass rates and examination scores were analysed by gender and ethnicity, and the influence of factors such as radiology training (UK versus non-UK), sitting (Spring versus Autumn), and the presence of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree were examined. Results 1571 candidates made 2238 examination attempts, with an overall pass rate of 59.4% (63.1% at first attempt). 66.2% entrants were male; 48.8% attempts were by candidates from a UK radiology training scheme. UK candidates were significantly more likely to pass than non-UK candidates (p 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-757
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume69
Issue number7
Early online date20 May 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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