RANZCR phase 2 written examinations

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 23 Aug 2022

The RANZCR Phase 2 written examinations are a set of 3 written examinations that are typically first attempted in the third year of radiology training, and are one of the requirements for the awarding of Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR). In order to be eligible to sit the Phase 2 written examinations, trainees must have successfully completed the RANZCR Phase 1 examinations, as well as all the other training requirements of Phase 1 (which comprises the first 12 to 24 months of training).

The examinations are held twice a year in February and July and are delivered via online proctoring. Results are subsequently released in April and September. The exams can be sat together or independent of each other, however completion of all the written exams is a requirement to sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Radiology (OSCER) examinations.

Examinations

There are 3 written examinations which are held over two consecutive days and delivered electronically.

The pathology examination is a 3 hour examination consisting of:

  • 10 short answer questions (two general questions and one question per topic area, worth 6 marks per question)
  • 100 multiple choice questions (best of five possible answers, worth 1 mark per question)

The clinical radiology examinations consist of two components:

  • multiple choice examination
    • one 2 hour examination consisting of 100 multiple choice questions (best of five possible answers, worth 1 mark per question)
  • case reporting examination
    • one 3 hour examination consisting of:
      • short cases (20 questions, worth 3 marks per question)
      • medium cases (10 questions, worth 3 marks per question)
      • long cases (5 questions, worth 12 marks per question)

NB: Details are correct at the time of writing. Please check with RANZCR for updated details. 

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