What is Radiology Cafe?
Radiology Cafe is a website providing junior doctors invaluable advice on applying to clinical radiology and supports radiology trainees with revision resources and mock exams.
There’s detailed in-depth information about the radiology application process including example interview questions, latest competition ratios, advice on improving your CV and portfolio, and information on what it’s like working as a radiologist.
For radiology trainees we provide guidance for the FRCR exams including revision notes, mock exams and up-to date lists of all courses. We also have teaching resources for medical students.
How do we work?
We look at what doctors and students need help with and we try and help them. That’s why we created free mock FRCR Part 1 anatomy exams and FRCR Physics notes. We’re always looking to see what else we can add to Radiology Cafe to help trainees and applicants to radiology. We have some fantastic contributors and only publish content which has been peer reviewed and meets our high standards.
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.
Meet the team
Dr Christopher Clarke
Founder, Editor and Developer of Radiology Cafe
Dr Christopher Clarke is a Consultant Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals in the UK and founded Radiology Cafe in 2011. He is the editor of the First FRCR anatomy mock exams and editor-in-chief of Radiology Cafe, ensuring accurate and excellent content throughout the site. He is the author of Chest X-rays for Medical Students (2020), Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students (2015), which was highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards, and FRCR Physics Notes (2020) books. He enjoys web development and graphic design, and is keen to help trainees get the most out of clinical radiology training.
Dr Sarah Abdulla
MBBS MA(Cantab) FRCR
FRCR Physics Notes Editor
Dr Sarah Abdulla is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and editor of the FRCR physics notes at Radiology Cafe and author of FRCR Physics Notes (2020). Sarah attended medical school in Cambridge and undertook a Neuroradiology Fellowship at the University of Toronto.
Social Media Team
The social media team enjoy promoting access to radiology education and research. They are keen to provide valuable resources for radiology trainees, junior doctors, and medical students through social media platforms.
Dr Nattakarn Limphaibool
Dr Parjeet Kaur Gharial
Dr Tom Turmezei | Dr Muneera Mohideen | Dr Smeer Aggarwal | Dr Krit Dwivedi | Dr Amir Helmy | Dr Sarah Hudson | Dr Rachel Hubbard | Dr Ebrahim Palkhi | Dr Anne-Marie Taylor | Dr Josephine Weaver | Dr Calum Worsley | Dr Gautham Krishna Palanisamy
Kirsty Wood | James Sutton | Andrew Koo | Michael Larson | Emily King | Mohammed Noaman | Abbas Palkhi | Omar Abdel-Hadi | Ashraf Abbas | Senali Perera | Almuzamel Khair | Margarita Lymbouris
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. Thanks to Jim Zhong for his illustrations and a massive thanks to anyone else not mentioned who has helped contribute to 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. Within a few months the website was live and since then it has evolved over many years and helped numerous doctors with their applications to radiology training. Radiology Cafe will continue to develop and grow 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.
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 and gallery of normal anatomical variants.
Aimed at radiology registrars in training. A starters guide for new ST1 trainees, money saving tips, links to radiological societies and dedicated advice for consultant job preparation.
Medical students & Junior doctors
Aimed at juniors and medical students. Recommended books, revision resources and Radiology Basics, a free e-learning resource teaching the basics of CT, MRI and Ultrasound.
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.
Posts on all sort of radiology training topics and latest website updates.