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A new standard in radiology education has been set by the Radiology Academy, Institute of Medicine at The University of Bolton.

It successfully ran  a virtual preparatory course for the Fellow of the College of Radiologists (FRCR) Part 2B exam in radiology.

The course, delivered entirely online to make it accessible to delegates from all over the world, was designed to equip candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the challenging final examination held by the Royal College of Radiologists in the UK.

The highly experienced faculty is led by Academy Director Professor Tufail Patankar, and Consultant Interventional Neuro-Radiologist and course organiser Dr Sonali Limdi, Consultant Radiologist and Reader at the Academy, University of Bolton

The course, which was held over five days, included interactive sessions, sub-specialty-based FRCR 2B exam-oriented talks and sub-specialty-based viva sessions led by experts.

The course received a 100 per cent satisfaction score and excellent feedback from delegates, who praised the quality of the teaching and the relevance of the content.

One delegate said: “I would strongly recommend it to anyone sitting 2B. I attended a different course prior to this and I found this one much more valuable, interactive and better for viva preparation.” Another commented: “Extremely good value for money. We squeezed in as much learning as we could. Very grateful. Thank you.”

The Radiology Academy has highlighted the importance of providing accessible and high-quality educational opportunities to radiologists.

The success of the course is a testament to the Institute of Medicine’s commitment to being at the forefront of radiology education and we look forward to sharing other innovative approaches to radiology education in the future.

If you’re interested in attending future virtual FRCR Preparatory courses (Part 1 and Part2B exams) please email for more information.