MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations – Further details available on number of attempts policy
15 May 2013
In accordance with the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) request, the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is introducing a policy to meet the GMC requirements to set a maximum number of attempts at which a candidate may take each separate part of an examination. The GMC has limited the maximum number of attempts at each part of an examination to six.
The policy will come into effect on 1 January 2014. To find out how to apply for an additional attempt after six and for more information about the policy, please see the new section on the website that includes FAQs and guidance:
MRCP(UK) Examiners - Vacancies on MRCP(UK) Part 1 examination standard setting group
22 April 2013
MRCP(UK) is looking to appoint two new members to the Part 1 Examination Standard Setting Group, one for respiratory medicine and one for rheumatology.
The successful applicants will be responsible for evaluating the level of difficulty of each question in the examination paper in order to set the pass mark, and ensuring that the quality and standards of individual questions is at an appropriate level.
Further information is available at: http://www.mrcpuk.org/Examiners/Pages/Get-involved.aspx
We would be very grateful if you could make any of your colleagues who you think may be interested in applying aware of this vacancy.
The closing date for applications is 31 May 2013. If you would like any further information, please contact email@example.com
MRCP(UK) - Changes to data protection statement
22 April 2013
The MRCP(UK) data protection statement has been changed to allow personal and examination data to be shared with the General Medical Council (GMC) to produce the Annual Speciality Report (ASR).
Also, upon release of results MRCP(UK) Central Office will share candidates’ results (pass/fail) data with the UK postgraduate Deaneries and other departments within the Royal Colleges of Physicians including the JRCPTB (e-portfolio) for the purpose of monitoring progress during training and assisting recruitment in specialty training posts; this does not apply to any candidate who has not been appointed to a core or higher specialty training programme in the UK.
For more information please visit the GMC website.
The new data protection statement is available on the MRCP(UK) website.
Exam roles for clinicians - find out how to get involved
16 October 2012
High quality exams depend on high quality physicians to lead them. We rely on the 270 physicians on the various exam boards – and hundreds more who write questions and examine PACES candidates – to deliver examinations that are truly world class.
Are you already involved in the exams, but would like to try something new? Do you know colleagues who could contribute their knowledge and skills, and ensure we stay in touch with current clinical practice and NHS realities? In return, these roles offer excellent opportunities for continuing professional development and to network with like-minded colleagues across different specialties.
To read more and to find out how to apply please see: