Appointment of a new Chair of the Nephrology SCE Question Writing Group
19 November 2013
MRCP(UK) is looking to appoint a new Chair of the Nephrology SCE Question Writing Group.
The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the Question Writing Group to ensure that all the academic objectives are met; ensure that the standard of examination questions and performance of the question writers meet the standards required by the General Medical Council; be responsible for reviewing questions approved at each meeting of the Question Writing Group, to check the correctness of their coding and the suitability of their design as single-best-answer questions, thereby confirming their suitability for inclusion in the Question Bank; and be responsible, with the support of the Specialist Lead and the MRCP(UK) Associate Medical Director for Written Examinations, for the selection, appointment and training of question writers and the monitoring of their performance.
Further information is available via the Get Involved section of the website.
It is essential that applicants are members of the Nephrology SCE Question Writing Group, and desirable that they are members of the Nephrology SCE Examining Board.
The closing date for applications is 13 December 2013. If you would like any further information, please contact email@example.com
Specialty Certificate Examination in Respiratory Medicine – Results released
12 November 2013
The results of the Specialty Certificate in Respiratory Medicine are now available on the website.
To find out your result please sign in to My MRCP(UK) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialty Certificate Examination - pass mark review
7 November 2013
MRCP(UK) has gained permission from the General Medical Council (GMC) to change the way the pass mark is calculated for the Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs).
Until now, the pass mark has been decided with reference to the performance of all candidates worldwide. However, recent changes to the eligibility requirements have reduced the pass mark and increased the pass rate (particularly for UK trainees) in a number of specialties, enabling candidates with less knowledge to pass. If this trend had been allowed to continue, there was a danger that the SCEs could have become progressively easier to pass, and candidates could feasibly gain specialist registration without sufficient knowledge for safe independent practice. To prevent this from happening, the pass mark for each SCE will in future take account of the performance of UK trainees only.
This change will take effect for all SCEs in 2014.
MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) 2013/1 - All UAE centres are now full
08 November 2012
MRCP(UK) Central Office would like to announce that the Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi (Al Ain) centres for 2013/1 PACES are now full. No further applications for these centres will be accepted.
All enquiries about existing applications to these centres should be directed to the local organiser.
Specialty Certificate Examination in Medical Oncology – Resource list available
25 October 2012
A resource list is available to help those preparing for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Medical Oncology. Preparation for the SCE requires a wide breadth of knowledge around the curriculum and the information provided shows candidates where some further information can be found. View the suggested resources:
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: