About Radiology Cafe


 

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Our aims

1. To give advice on applying to clinical radiology training

2. To support radiology registrars in training

 

What is Radiology Cafe?

Radiology Cafe is a website giving junior doctors invaluable advice on applying to clinical radiology and supporting radiology registrars in training with revision resources and mock exams.

If you're a doctor thinking of applying to radiology training then there's detailed in-depth information about the application process and loads of help including example interview questions, latest competition ratios, advice on improving your CV and portfolio, and what it's like to work as a radiologist.  For radiology trainees we have help for the FRCR exams including revision notes, mock exams and up-to date lists of all FRCR courses.  We also have teaching resources for medical students.

 

How do we work?

We basically look at what doctors and students want help with... and then we try and help them!  That's why we made lots of free mock FRCR Part 1 anatomy exams (woohoo!) and FRCR Physics notes.

 

UK excellence, global reach



Radiology Cafe users from around the world

Source: Google Analytics

 

Our educational resources are world class and we reach students, doctors and trainees not just within the UK, but throughout the world.  Here's some of our user statistics.

 5,860  cities

184  countries

 

Meet the team

Christopher Clarke

MBChB FRCR

Editor, Founder, Developer of Radiology Cafe

Christopher Clarke

Dr Christopher Clarke is a Consultant Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals and Editor in Chief of Radiology Cafe.  He was an Honorary Lecturer in Human Anatomy at Nottingham Medical School and undertook clinical radiology training at Nottingham and a post-CCT Fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, sub-specialising in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary imaging with non-vascular intervention.  He is the author of Chest X-rays for Medical Students (2011) and Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students (2015), which was highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards, and currently sits as a member of the online editorial board for the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR).

Chris is editor of the mock FRCR anatomy exams and editor in chief of Radiology Cafe, ensuring accurate and excellent content throughout the site.  He is experienced with responsive web development, Adobe Photoshop and graphic design and is keen to help trainees get the most out of clinical radiology training.

 

Sarah Abdulla

BA MBBS FRCR

FRCR Physics Notes Editor

Sarah Abdulla

Editor of the FRCR physics notes at Radiology Cafe, Sarah attended medical school in Cambridge and is currently an ST5 radiology trainee at Norwich Radiology Academy, specialising in neuroradiology.

Whilst revising for her physics exam she was dissatisfied with the lack of concise notes and took it upon herself to write a whole new set from scratch. She realised these notes were extremely useful to others who had the same frustrations and so uploaded them online, creating the FRCR physics notes website. These notes are now hosted at Radiology Cafe. When not working she has crochet and knitting business, which keeps her productive during those TV show binges!

 

Melisa Sia

MBChB (Hons)

Radiology Basics Editor

Meilsa Sia

Editor of Radiology Basics at Radiology Cafe, Melisa graduated from Leicester Medical School in 2014. She is currently a radiology trainee at Norwich Radiology Academy.

During a radiology elective as a medical student, she realised that students generally had very little exposure to cross-sectional imaging modalities. Radiology Basics was therefore created as a final year elective project to try and demystify this topic. It was first published as an Apple iBook in 2015. She enjoys painting with acrylics when not hiding in dark rooms.

 

Contributors

Ebrahim Palkhi

MBChB BSC (Hons)

Ebrahim Palkhi

Helping Radiology Cafe since 2016, Ebrahim is a radiology trainee based at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals with a passion for teaching, leadership and research within radiology. Ultimately, he hopes to help build collaborative networks to better the quality of radiology both nationwide and globally. Outside work, he loves playing semi-professional squash or climbing mountains!

 

Rachel Hubbard

MBBS PGCME FHEA MRCSEd

Rachel Hubbard

Helping Radiology Cafe since 2016, Rachel attended Durham medical school and graduated in 2011. She underwent core surgical training in Cambridge before switching to the dark side! Currently a radiology trainee in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. When not attempting to interpret chest x-rays or putting in PICC lines, you'll find her running along the Thames, beating boys at any kind of racket sports or leading a bible study with local students, or baking... she does that a lot!

 

 
Smeer Aggarwal

MBBS MRCS

Smeer Aggarwal

Helping Radiology Cafe since 2015, Smeer is a radiology trainee at Nottingham University Hospitals. He's interested in medical education, healthcare policy and enjoys playing golf.

Twitter  @smeer_a

 

Anne-Marie Taylor

BSc (Hons)

Anne-Marie Taylor

Helping Radiology Cafe since 2015, Anne-Marie is a medical student at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry with a previous degree in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging. She works part-time as a radiographer and enjoys playing drums, baking and riding motorbikes.

 

 
Krit Dwivedi

BMBS BMedSci (Hons)

Krit Dwivedi

Krit is an Academic Clinical Fellow and Radiology trainee at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He has a particular interest in machine learning, AI, and their applications in Radiology. He enjoys motorsport, swimming and long hikes disconnected in the peak district.

Twitter  @kritdw

 

Amir Helmy

Bsc MBBS MRCS FRCR

Amir Helmy

Amir is an ST6 in interventional radiology at Addenbrookes hospital. He's interested in medical education and clinical leadership. Before radiology he completed core surgical training, spending a year in vascular surgery. He is currently on the JRF executive of the RCR and a BSIRT executive.

 

 

Also, many thanks to the plain film radiographers at St James's University Hospital in Leeds for helping us take some awesome arty x-rays.  Thanks to the radiographers at Nottingham University Hospitals for helping to scan a Kinder Egg and a massive thanks to anyone else not mentioned who has helped contribute to Radiology Cafe.

 

  We're looking for keen individuals to join our team! If you would like to learn more, please get in touch.

Dr Christopher Clarke
Founder, Radiology Cafe

 

When did Radiology Cafe start?

The idea for Radiology Cafe began early in 2011 to provide a portal for students and junior doctors to learn more about the specialty.  The site has been developed over many years and has helped numerous doctors with their applications to radiology training.  Radiology Cafe will continue to evolve as new material is added all the time.  Watch this space!

 

How is the site structured?

Interview & Application

Aimed at helping junior doctors applying for ST1 Clinical Radiology training posts.  There is useful information on the application and interview process, competition ratios, improving CVs and portfolios and what its like working as a radiologist.  There is also information for medical students on what is a radiologist as well as advice on how to improve their CV whilst at medical school.

SpR trainees

Aimed at radiology registrars in training.  Useful tips and advice for the FRCR exams, free mock anatomy exams, physics revision notes, list of FRCR revision courses, links to great resources and books, gallery of normal anatomical variants, links to radiological societies and advice for consultant job preparation.

Med students

Aimed at medical students.  Recommended books and revision resources and Radiology Basics, a free e-learning resource teaching the basics of CT, MRI and Ultrasound.

Events

Information and links to upcoming radiological events, courses, conferences and meetings including an up-to-date list of all revision courses for the FRCR exams.

Blog

Posts on all sort of radiology training topics and latest website updates.