The Radiology Academy in Norwich was established in 2005. We are proud of the high standard of teaching and learning which our programme offers. Exam pass rates at the Academy are high and in the past few years we have had a gold-medal winner in the FRCR 2B exam and a winner of the Frank Doyle medal for the FRCR 2A exam.
The aim of the Radiology Academies Project was to deliver training in dedicated, well-resourced training facilities that would enable the UK to train the increasing number of consultant radiologists it needs to meet the burgeoning demands for imaging in the 21st Century. The Academies Project is now a well-established success story and is viewed as a model for Radiology training nationally.
The recent document on the future of Radiology Training in the UK, ‘Radiology Training 2016-2026: a vision and a solution’, published by The Royal College of Radiologists and largely illustrated by photographs from the Norwich Radiology Academy, calls for the establishment of ‘Academies in all parts of the UK to raise the game significantly in Radiology training’.
The Norwich Radiology Academy has three seminar rooms, a dedicated PACS Room with twelve reporting workstations, a skills laboratory/ultrasound training room, and a suite of Apple Macs as used in the electronic FRCR exams.
One of the key advantages of the scheme is its large numbers of trainees, providing enormous opportunities for peer to peer learning and the potential to find colleagues to work with for exam preparation, case analysis and research. We aim to maintain these standards and seek to improve the training scheme so that we can enable trainees to fulfil their potential and become the best radiologists they can be.
The Academy hosts numerous Radiology training courses including on-call Radiology and FRCR 2B revision courses. Academy trainees are encouraged to help run the courses and are often eligible for heavily subsidised or free places as a result.