The Wales Clinical Radiologist Training Programme is accredited by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and delivers a five-year structured training programme, leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) award. Structured training for Fellowship to the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) is provided as part of the programme.
Wales has two separate schemes – one based in North Wales the one in the South. The programme is well established and offers structured teaching and training in the many University Hospitals throughout Wales. It has a long and successful history, as shown by continuing success rates at gaining Fellowship to the Royal College of Radiologists and Welsh trainees’ achievements.
Many trainees settle locally, and we see this as a testament to the quality of life in Wales and working environment it offers. With the excellent training provided in Wales we also see many of our trainees move on to successful careers throughout the rest of the UK and throughout the world. The region benefits from the coast, mountains and vibrant cities that satisfy all social activities – whilst all within easy reach via the excellent transport links the region offers.
Training the next generation of radiologists in Wales
The Academy is a flagship purpose-designed facility that will deliver the high quality clinical radiology training in a state-of-the-art facility and dedicated environment through IT suites and skills labs with simulation technology.
Consultant radiologist trainers from across Wales will provide lectures, workshops, lead seminars and provide supervision for reporting sessions at the Academy. E-learning will feature alongside traditional didactic teaching, image and textbook archive review and simulation training. Trainees will be taught to report imaging studies on the Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in the Academy - initially supervised by trainers, followed by independent reporting, when appropriate.
The workload and teaching material will be drawn from all teaching hospitals, enabling access to a vast array of clinical cases in all subspecialties. The Academy has the capability of providing teaching and training to centres throughout Wales via high-tech video conference facilities allowing trainees and trainers to both receive and provide training throughout all centres in Wales, supporting trainees in both the North and South Wales schemes.