Basildon FRCR 2B 'A to Zee' Courses


Autumn 2016 exam







Saturday 4th June 2016



Saturday  11th June 2016




Saturday  18th June  2016



Saturday 25th June 2016

Cardiothoracic and Breast Radiology

SG and TR

Saturday 9th July 2016

Rapid Reporting & MSK MRI

MSK Long Case Workshop (Osirix based)

PT and RH

Saturday 16th July 2016

Head & Neck / Genito-urinary Radiology / Exam Techniques

SK and QM

Saturday 6th August 2016



Saturday 13th August 2016

Nuclear medicine / Interventional Radiology and Oncology

AH, MH and SGR



1.All courses start at 9.30am (Registration at 9.00am) with an approximate 9pm finish time

2.All candidates should bring their ‘Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis’     book by Chapman and Nakielny (any version)



Course Faculty


1.             Dr Sami Khan (Course Organiser): SK Consultant Radiologist Basildon University Hospital

2.             Dr Qaiser Malik: QM Lead Consultant Radiologist & Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer UCL Basildon University Hospital

3.             Dr Thaj Rehman: TR Consultant Radiologist & Lead Radiologist Breast Unit Basildon University Hospital

4.             Dr Swamy Gedela: SG Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist and Cardio-thoracic Imaging Lead  Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

5.             Dr. Andrew Hails: AH Consultant Radiologist with Interest in Nuclear Medicine  Basildon University Hospital

6.             Dr. Mani Prabha: MP Consultant Radiologist with Interest in Paediatric Imaging Basildon University Hospital

7.             Dr. Mohammad Asad Hanif:  MH Consultant Interventional Radiologist Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

8.             Dr Subhadip Ghosh-Ray: SGR  Consultant Radiologist with special interest in Oncology Imaging  Mount Vernon Hospital

9.             Dr Priti Tare: PT Consultant Radiologist with Interest in Musculoskeletal Imaging Basildon University Hospital

10.            Dr Rumana Hossain: RH Consultant Radiologist with Specialist Interest in Musculoskeletal Imaging

            Basildon University Hospital

The Basildon FRCR 2B  ‘A to Zee’ Courses concept:

  • It is important for the trainees to understand the ‘A to Zee’ concept of teaching in order to gain maximum benefit from it.
  • The concept is to cover each subject in a textbook order but in a 2B viva format.
  • Candidates who attend all the courses will cover the whole of the FRCR 2B syllabus in a ‘super-saturated’ format, which will include differential diagnoses.
  • This helps the candidates in developing their foundation and core knowledge on each subject, leading to more self-confidence heading into the exams.
  • Ideally this type of teaching should finish well in advance of the exam.
  • Nearer the final exam, we advise the candidates to attend traditional FRCR 2B mock exam courses to consolidate concepts learned at A to Zee.


What the candidates should expect:

  • For each course the candidates should be mentally and physically ready for marathon teaching sessions.
  • The teaching will start at 9.30 am and can potentially continue until 9pm, so all candidates should be ready for a long day of teaching!
  • Self-motivation to stay alert during this long day is of paramount importance. Adequate sleep on the previous night is very important in this regard.
  • Our past experience is that near the exams all candidates are super motivated to learn and manage to maintain concentration through these long sessions without much difficulty.
  • Those candidates who manage to attend all teaching days have the satisfaction to realise that they have covered the whole of the FRCR Radiology syllabus by putting in just eight days of hard work!

Modules Covered:

The following radiology modules will be covered during these courses:

1.Cardiothoracic / Breast Radiology

2.Musculoskeletal Radiology


4.Interventional Radiology / Oncology /Nuclear Medicine

5.Gastrointestinal Radiology

6.Rapid Reporting, MSK MRI & MSK Long Case Workshop (Osirix based )

7.Head & Neck / Genito-urinary Radiology / Exam Techniques




Course Venue & Accommodation:


  • The Postgraduate Centre, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL.
  • There is ample parking in the multi-storey pay car park.
  • We advise candidates travelling long distances to reach Basildon the night before in order to prevent fatigue and stay fresh during each long teaching day.
  • Candidates requiring on-site hospital accommodation should contact Sue Pitcher, accommodation officer at  Other options include a nearby Premier Inn, which is a 5 minute drive away.



  • The number of places is limited to 25 candidates per course, with the possibility of an extra 4 ‘overflow seats’ (with shared computer screens). The courses will be held in the Radiology Training Suite of the Postgraduate Centre, where each candidate will have their own monitor.
  • The courses will be interactive; candidates have the choice to participate in the viva practice or continue as an observer.
  • For registration please email Jane Lambeth ( Following this you will be sent a registration form.
  • Please note that registration is strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis and allocation of places will only be done following completion of forms, including payment.  
  • Final confirmation regarding places on the course will be sent out shortly thereafter.



  • The cost for the course is £50 per day.  This can be paid by cheque made payable to Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals or by credit/debit card by completing and returning the card payment form attached to the registration form
  • If you wish to book all 8 days, the total cost will be £300.  

Food & Refreshments:


  • A “Grab a Bag” Sandwich Lunch will be provided for each course and hot food (i.e.Pizza) early evening.
  • Tea, coffee, squash ,biscuits and fruit will be freely available during breaks.