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Purpose of assessment

The First FRCR Exam expects candidates to have acquired a broad knowledge of those subjects that relate to the investigation and management of patients with cancer. Candidates are examined against the Clinical Oncology curriculum. A new curriculum is being implemented from summer 2021, with all trainees expected to transfer to the new curriculum by August 2022 at the latest. Further details are available on the curriculum webpages. 

Trainees sitting the First FRCR exam should refer to the latest curriculum and additional guidance for the First FRCR exam. They should also refer to the current version of the drugs list, which provides guidance on the drugs that may be covered in the clinical pharmacology module.

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Exam dates

ModuleDate
Cancer Biology and RadiobiologyTuesday 3 September 2024
Clinical PharmacologyTuesday 3 September 2024
Medical StatisticsWednesday 4 September 2024
PhysicsWednesday 4 September 2024

Booking and results dates

MilestoneDate
UK trainee & member bookings fromMonday 19 June 2023
Non-member bookings fromMonday 3 July 2023
Bookings closing dateFriday 5 July 2024
Results publication dateFriday 27 September 2024

Venues and fees

UK

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Belfast, Bridgend Wales, Crewe, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, LondonMembers: £184 per moduleNon-members: £233 per module

Global

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Hong KongMembers: £193 per moduleNon-members: £245 per module
India - Kolkata£193 per module£245 per module

Exam dates

ModuleDate
Cancer Biology and RadiobiologyTuesday 20 February 2024
Clinical PharmacologyTuesday 20 February 2024
Medical StatisticsWednesday 21 February 2024
PhysicsWednesday 21 February 2024

Booking and results dates

MilestoneDate
UK trainee & member bookings fromTuesday 2 May 2023
Non-member bookings fromMonday 15 May 2023
Bookings closing dateFriday 15 December 2023
Results publication dateFriday 15 March 2024

Venues and fees

UK

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Belfast, Bridgend Wales, Crewe, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, LondonMembers: £184 per moduleNon-members: £233 per module

Global

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Hong KongMembers: £193 per moduleNon-members: £245 per module
India - KolkataMembers: £193 per moduleNon-members: £245 per module

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