'How I passed the FRCR 2B exam' with Gayathri Priyadharshinee
November 21st, 2022
Dr Gayathri Priyadarshinee has recently passed her FRCR 2B Exam. This article has been taken from the answers she gave to an online questionnaire. Her answers have been edited for clarity.
How many months did you need to prepare for the Exam?
How was your revision in the months leading up to the exam? How many hours per day, how many packets?
It is said that the Final FRCR 2B examination requires 6 months of preparation for one to be adequately equipped to face the exam. I had only 3 months ahead of me. With a full-time job, this was quite daunting. I came up with a personal schedule of spending at least 3 hours a day in the first month, 4 hours in the second and 5 hours in the final month of preparation. I started with 1 rapid reporting packet per day and increased to 3-4 packets per day in the last month of my preparation.
I had viva practice with my study partner, about 40 minutes each day for 3 months, except on Sundays. I started my long case preparation relatively late, as I felt that the viva preparation overlaps with long case preparation. I also typed out my reports on a daily basis for my routine reporting, so I felt comfortable with starting long cases preparation a bit late.
I started with 1 long case packet per day in the second month and 2 long case packets in the third month of preparation. It is easy to get burnt out with a jam-packed study schedule, few days off and less time to prepare for the exam due to a full-time job and looming exam dates. So, it is important that one balances things out to keep burnout at bay.
What resources did you use to prepare for the Exam?
Revise radiology - all three modules (rapid reporting, long cases and viva)
Radiopedia - articles and mock long cases course
FRCR scholar - rapid reporting
FRCR longs - long cases
Kochi KREST in person mock exam - all three modules (rapid reporting, long cases and viva) 10 days before the actual exam
Textbooks - Tan, John Curtis, top 3 DD, RRR, Masterpass,etc
How many attempts did it take you to pass?
Why would you recommend Revise Radiology to someone who is sitting the FRCR 2B Exam? Please be as specific as possible.
The collection of cases are extremely good quality and the platform simulates the actual examination. The viva session feedback helped me improve a lot. Also, the team was very helpful in clearing queries ASAP.
Is there anything you would like to improve in Revise Radiology to give candidates a better revision experience?