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FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B

The Final FRCR (Part B) Exam expects candidates to have a wide knowledge of malignant disease and the management of patients with cancer.
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Purpose of assessment

The Final FRCR (Part B) Exam expects candidates to have a wide knowledge of malignant disease and the management of patients with cancer. The main emphasis is on radiotherapy and drug therapy, but a good knowledge of general medicine, surgery and gynaecology is expected. Candidates are examined against the specialty training curriculum for clinical oncology.

The Final FRCR Exam purpose of assessment statement details the exam’s purpose, the required level of candidate training and the application of results. It is hoped that the statement will assist candidates and those involved in their training, in understanding the scope of the FRCR exam and relating the exam to other in-training assessments.

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Candidates wishing to take the exam at this sitting having sat the Part A exam in February must book the 2B exam at the time of booking the 2A exam

Exam dates

Dates
Saturday 13 — Tuesday 16 April 2024

Booking and results dates

MilestoneDate
Member bookings fromMonday 13 November 2023
Non-member bookings fromMonday 27 November 2023
Bookings closing dateTuesday 19 March 2024
Results publication dateFriday 26 April 2024 tbc

Venues and fees

UK

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Belfast, Bridgend Wales, Crewe, Edinburgh, Leeds, LondonMembers: £743 - £809Non-members: £1,072

Global

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
India - KolkataMembers: £809Non-members: £1,072

Candidates wishing to take the exam at this sitting having sat the Part A exam in August must book the 2B exam at the time of booking the 2A exam

Exam dates

Dates
Saturday 9 – Tuesday 12 November 2024

Booking and results dates

MilestoneDate
Member bookings fromtbc
Non-member bookings fromtbc
Bookings closing dateTuesday 24 September 2024
Results publication dateFriday 6 December 2024 tbc

Venues and fees

UK

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Belfast, Bridgend Wales, Crewe, Edinburgh, Leeds, LondonMembers: tbcNon-members: tbc

Global

VenuesMember feeNon-member fee
Hong KongMembers: tbcNon-members: tbc
India - KolkataMembers: tbcNon-members: tbc

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Candidate resources

FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B - guidance notes for candidates

Guidance notes for candidates sitting the FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) exam.

Video content introducing the changes to the CO2B Exam from Autumn 2023

Recorded in June 2023, the video aims to support CO2B exam preparation for candidates and trainers by increasing familiarity with changes introduced to sittings from Autumn 2023 onwards. These include changes to the exam format and marking system from the perspective of examiners and trainees.

Final FRCR Exam (Oncology) - Trainees share their experiences

In this two-part audio series, trainees who have recently taken the Final FRCR exam talk about their experiences and provide useful tips and tricks to help other trainees to prepare.

FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B - scoring system

Details of the scoring system used in the FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) exam.

FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B - instructions for candidates

Instructions for candidates sitting the FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) exam.

FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B - assessment blueprint

Details of the assessment blueprint for the FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) exam.

Examiners’ Reports - Final FRCR (Oncology)

Following each sitting the Final FRCR Examination Board reviews the overall performance of candidates and individual questions and prepares a generic report as a guide to candidates and trainers preparing for future sittings.

FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B - sample questions

Sample questions for candidates sitting the FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) exam.

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