Progression Examinations
 

  1. OMSB - Part I:

Time  - At the end of Year 1, latest by Year 3

Subjects  - Physics and Basic Radiology  (Procedures, Anatomy and Emergency/Clinical Radiology)

Examination  - 100 MCQ


2.   OMSB – Part 2 (Written and Clinical)

Time    - At the end of Year 4 (beginning of R5)

Subjects  - All modules

Written  - MCQs and Reporting Session written examination

Clinical  - VIVA (in Saudi Arabia)

3.  FRCR - Part I:

This is a written examination taken at the end of 1st year of Radiology Residency.  It is conducted by Royal College of Radiologists, UK.  This examination is held three times a year, normally in March, June and September.


4.  FRCR - Part II A and Part II B
 

These part 2A examinations are taken in 3rd and 4th year of Radiology Residency. It is made up of six (6) modules. The Part 2B can be taken at the beginning of the 5th year.


5.  Arab Board (optional)Part 1 and Part 2:

Part 1  - After 1 year of Training in the Program

Part 2  - After 4 years of Training in the Program


6.  End of Rotation Evaluation:

This is done at the end of every rotation throughout all the training years.


7.  American College of Radiology (ACR) In-Service Examination

This is done every January annually (for R2, R3 and R4 levels).

8.  Pre-Call Exam:

All Residents are examined (written and images) at 6 - 8 months into the R1 year - prior to going on night call duties.

9.  End of Year Examinations:
 

Time  - At the end of Year (For R1, R2, R3, R4)

Subjects  - All modules

Written  - Reporting Session written examination

OSCE  - for R2, R3 and R4

Oral/VIVA  - for R3 and R4

 

The Resident’s promotion from one level to the next (e.g., from a first year to a second year of residency) is based on the cumulative average of the periodical assessment reports (please see requirements per year level below). However, a resident must have a general average of no less than 60%

 

The following criteria must be satisfied in order for a resident to progress from one level to another:


 Year Level Progression

 Criteria for Progression and percentage

 Total Score

 R1 to R2

 40% for end of year examination (written)

 100%

 35% for the evaluations (ITER)
 15% for Pre-call examination
 10% for Physics Exam
 

 R2 to R3

  50% end of year examination
 
1. 25% written examination, and
2. 25% OSCE

 100%

 35% evaluations (ITER)
 15% ACR in-training examination
 

 R3 to R4

  50% end of year examination
 
1. 20% written examination,
2. 15% for OSCE, and
3. 15% for oral examination
 
*Residents are expected to pass each individual component of the end of year examination

 100%

 35% evaluations (ITER)
 15% ACR in-training examination
 

 R4 to R5

  50% end of year examination
 
1. 20% written examination,
2. 15% for OSCE, and
3. 15% for oral examination
 
*Residents are expected to pass each individual component of the end of year examination

 100%

 35% evaluations (ITER)
 15% ACR in-training examination


Exit Qualification
 
1.  OMSB “Completion of Training Certificate” shall be based on: 
  • Successfully completing 5 years of training, 
  • Satisfactory evaluations, 
  • Passing OMSB Part 1 Examination, and 
  • Passing OMSB Part 2 Written OR FRCR Part 2A Examination, or equivalent
 
The Radiology Scientific Committee shall submit recommendation for completion of training to be approved by the Executive Board.
 
2.  OMSB “Specialty Certificate” will be given on:
  • OMSB “Completion of Training Certificate” requirements
  • Passing OMSB Part 2 Clinical Examination
 
However, candidates are encouraged to do FRCR Part 2B Final Examination as well, as one of the requirements to do Specialized Training for certain countries abroad.
 
 
 
Other International Examinations
  • Required Examinations: not applicable
  • Optional Examinations: FRCR, Arab Board, English Examinations for Fellowship applications (IELTS, TOEFL, USMLE, MCCEE, etc.)