Specialty Training in Clinical Radiology in the UK

Specialty Training in Clinical Radiology in the UK

One of the most exciting and rapidly advancing specialties within medicine is Clinical Radiology. That's why many International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are interested in joining specialty training in clinical radiology in the UK. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) maintain the training and their website would be the primary source of information and guidelines.

Related Sub-specialties and special interest areas

Clinical Radiology in the UK is a run-through training for 5 years. The recruitment happens at ST1 level only. A further ST6 can be taken for specializing in Interventional Radiology.

Even-though Interventional Radiology is the only officially recognized sub-specialty, but radiology trainee can have "special interest" in the following major areas:

  • Paediatric radiology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular
  • Neuroradiology
  • Head & Neck
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac
  • Chest
  • Breast
  • Radionucleotide Radiology

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raj manavadariya

How competitive will it be in the future to get into clinical radiology as an IMG keeping fact in mind that an IMG can apply for round 1 because of changed rules? I am aware of the numbers that roughly 1 out of 4 gets the place. But how does… Read more »

Morgan Ikponmwosa
Morgan Ikponmwosa

I have two questions.
1. Can an IMG who has 18 months training in another country and FRCR 1 apply for ST2?
2. And can another person with 12months training with FRCR 1 apply for ST1?
If yes what are the routes?

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