What You Need To Do
Entry to radiology will be from posts such as CT 1, 2, 3 and ST 1, 2, 3 in acute care clinical specialties, as well as from the Foundation Year (FY2) programme.
All applicants are required to demonstrate the competencies acquired during FY training or its equivalence. Applicants who have not completed FY training or 12 months in a recognised SHO post or equivalent will need to provide evidence of the equivalence of their competences to those acquired during FY training. These are covered under the folowing headings:
- Good clinical care
- History taking, examination and record keeping skills
- Demonstrates appropriate time management and decision making
- Understands and applies the basis of maintaining good quality care and ensuring and promoting patient safety
- Understands and can apply the principles of health promotion and public health
- Understands and applies the principles of medical ethics and of relevant legal issues
- Maintaining good medical practice
- Relationships with patients, and communication
- Working with colleagues
- Teaching and training
- Professional behaviour, probity and health
- Acute care
Register with Royal College of Radiologists
The Royal College of Radiologists is responsible for the strategic development of our speciality, national manpower planning, the development and management of the speciality curriculum, establishing training standards, the registration of trainees and determining their projected CCT dates, speciality education initiatives and examinations.
Please note that all trainees should register with the College as soon as possible after starting the Clinical Radiology programme.
For details on how to subscribe to the Royal College of Radiologists please click here to go to the Royal College's membership pages.
Your educational and clinical supervision
You will be allocated to an educational supervisor either for the whole of your rotation. The Educational Supervisor (ES) has an overview and is responsible for your educational planning and career development.
It is your responsibility to arrange regular meetings with your ES to ensure your Personal Development Plan (PDP) and e-portfolio is reviewed. It is recommended that the ES should spend the equivalent of 1 hour per week per trainee to allow time for educational support through appraisal, assessment, teaching or support, however much of this may be on an informal basis and separate more formal meetings are likely to be less frequent (at least one meeting per attachment).
As you rotate through each post you will also be supervised clinically by an allocated clinical supervisor who is responsible for your on-the-job, day-to-day clinical work. At least 2 formal meetings with your Clinical Supervisor per attachment are required, an initial meeting to discuss educational objectives and an end of firm appraisal meeting.
Please understand that completion of your required appraisals, assessments and e-portfolio record is your responsibility.
Appraisal - a formative process to enable trainees to develop; a system of cyclical reviews setting personal objectives and evaluating progress against them. Value is primarily for the trainee.
Assessment - a summative process evaluating performance against predetermined criteria; the value is both for the trainee and for regulation.
Ensure you keep a steady update of your eportfolio and completion of assessments and arrange appointments with your ES in a timely fashion. The more (quality) evidence you have in your eportfolio the more likely the time spent with your ES will be productive in terms of addressing your PDP and educational planning.
Your ES will seek feedback on performance from clinical supervisors. If you have difficulty identifying or meeting with your educational supervisor you should approach your College Tutor or Training Programme Director.
For further information visit The Royal College of Radiologists Curriculum for Training.