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16 Sep 2014

Research commissioned by MRCP(UK) has confirmed that the Diploma examinations are seen as a reliable benchmark against which to assess junior doctors’ basic competence and their fitness to start specialty training. The aim was to understand the views of trainees, clinical and educational supervisors, clinical and training directors, and postgraduate deans and ensure MRCP(UK) continues to meet the needs of UK training. Findings and next steps are published alongside the full report.

10 Sep 2014

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is looking for a trainee representative in Respiratory Medicine for the Scenario Writing Group. This work involves producing new scenarios for stations 2 and 4 of the PACES Examination.

For more information and to apply, please see our Get Involved page.
 

29 Aug 2014

MRCP(UK) has today launched dedicated areas of the website containing guidance for candidates who will be sitting upcoming written examinations. They include advice on what to prepare before the examination, as well as what candidates can expect at their test centre on the day of the examination.

7 Aug 2014

The blueprint for the Endocrinology and Diabetes Specialty Certificate Examination has been updated.

Full details of the examination, including the updated blueprint, can be found at the Endocrinology and Diabetes page.

If you have any questions regarding this updated blueprint please contact us.

6 Aug 2014

Due to potential safety and security issues in Libya we are unable to hold the upcoming 2014/3 MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination, which was due to be held on 9 September 2014, in Tripoli. The examination has therefore been cancelled.

MRCP(UK) sincerely apologises for any inconvenience this may cause you.

All candidates who were due to take the exam in Tripoli will be receiving an email with more details. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

1 Aug 2014

The results of the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination 2014/2, held on 9 & 10 July 2014, are now available.

Candidates who have a MyMRCP(UK) account may check their results within the Exams History section of their account. Candidates who do not have a MyMRCP(UK) account can register for one.

21 Jul 2014

The results of the Specialty Certificate in Rheumatology are now available on the website. To find out your result please sign in to My MRCP(UK).

Candidates who have been successful will receive their official certificate in approximately six weeks time.

16 Jul 2014

The application periods for the Acute Medicine & Palliative Medicine SCEs, which will be held on 12 November 2014, are now open.

Candidates wishing to sit the examination in the United Kingdom have until 8 October 2014 to submit their applications, and will be able to book a seat at their preferred test centre from 12 August until 12 October 2014.

Candidates wishing to sit the examination in an international centre have until 13 August 2014 to submit their application, however they are not required to book their own test centre.

7 Jul 2014

The results of the Specialty Certificate in Endocrinology and Diabetes are now available on the website. To find out your result please sign in to My MRCP(UK).

Candidates who have been successful will receive their official certificate in approximately six weeks time.

17 Jun 2014

MRCP(UK) is looking to appoint new members to the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 Written Examining Boards.

We are looking to appoint a Rheumatologist and Endocrinologist to the Part 1 Board; and an Endocrinologist, a Gastroenterologist, and an Infectious Diseases Physician to the Part 2 Board.

12 Jun 2014

The application period for the Dermatology SCE, which will be held on 9 October 2014, is now open.

Candidates wishing to sit the examination in the United Kingdom have until 4 September 2014 to submit their application, and will be able to book a seat at their preferred test centre from 9 July until 9 September 2014.

Candidates wishing to sit the examination in an international centre have until 10 July 2014 to submit their application, however they are not required to book their own test centre.

28 May 2014

The results of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Written Examination 2014/2, held on 7 May 2014, are now available.

Candidates who have a MyMRCP(UK) account may check their results within the 'Exams History' section of their account. Candidates who do not have a MyMRCP(UK) account should create one here.

Results letters are available to print from the ‘Exams History’ section of MyMRCP(UK).

14 May 2014

The application periods for the Infectious Diseases and Medical Oncology SCEs, which will both be held on 10 Spetember 2014, are now open.

Candidates wishing to sit either examination in the United Kingdom have until 6 August 2014 to submit their applications, and will be able to book a seat at their preferred test centre from 10 June until 9 August 2014.

Candidates wishing to sit either examination in an international centre have until 11 June 2014 to submit their application, however they are not required to book their own test centre.

9 May 2014

The results of the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination 2014/1, held on 9 & 10 April 2014, are now available.

Candidates who have a MyMRCP(UK) account may check their results within the 'Exams History' section of their account. Candidates who do not have a MyMRCP(UK) account should create one here.

25 Apr 2014

Professor IC McManus and Richard Wakeford recently published a paper in the BMJ entitled 'PLAB and UK graduates' performance on MRCP(UK) and MRCPGP examinations: data linkage study suggests equivalent IMG career progress could require higher PLAB pass marks'.

24 Apr 2014

Sample questions for the SCE in Infectious Diseases are now available as a mock exam on the MRCP(UK) website.

These questions give an indication of the type of question you can expect in the exam. Prospective candidates can try the interactive sample test here.

14 Apr 2014

In 2013, a group was set up to review Station 5 of PACES. The review group was chaired by Dr Graeme Dewhurst, Senior Examiner for RCP London and included representatives from all three Federation colleges. The review concluded that the changes made to the station in 2009 have succeeded in increasing the clinical range of material that is encountered in PACES and introducing encounters where communication and examination are assessed in an integrated manner.

There are, however, a number of areas where practical delivery can be improved including:

17 Mar 2014

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has launched the annual GMC clinician census 2014. The census is sent to all who work on the academic development of the examinations in order to be able to demonstrate to the candidates, the public, and its regulator the General Medical Council (GMC), that it meets the high quality standards expected.

All those contributing to the MRCP(UK) diploma and SCE examinations must complete the census.

10 Mar 2014

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is looking for a trainee representative in Respiratory Medicine for the Scenario Writing Group. This work involves producing new scenarios for stations 2 and 4 of the PACES Examination. For more information and to apply, please see our Get Involved page.
 

14 Feb 2014

Over the next year we will be making some exciting new changes to your My MRCP(UK) online account to make the MRCP(UK) exam process more accessible to candidates. The first stage of these changes is the availability of a full results breakdown for the MRCP(UK) PACES 2014/1 examination from your online account, when results are released throughout February, March and April.

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