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27 Nov 2014

MRCP(UK) is looking to recruit a new International Associate Medical Director and a new Written Associate Medical Director.

The International Associate Medical Director will have responsibility for building relationships with senior members of the international medical community to develop opportunities and partnerships in countries where the MRCP(UK) and the Specialty Certificate Examinations are and could be delivered, and with existing MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) hosts to ensure that PACES delivery is of the highest standard internationally.

26 Nov 2014

JRCPTB is looking to appoint a clinical lead for quality management. The successful candidate will play an integral role in developing the quality management agenda for the JRCPTB, identifying areas of best practice, whilst driving recommendations for improvement. The appointee must be a Fellow in good standing of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and have knowledge, understanding and experience of all aspects of UK medical training.

Please see the JRCPTB vacancies page for more information and details on how to apply for this postion.

24 Nov 2014

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) has launched a new website www.jrcptb.org.uk.

JRCPTB, on behalf of the colleges, is committed to continually improving the service it provides to members, trainees, trainers and all those interested in physician education.

The new website employs a similar look and feel, as well as navigation and functionality, to the MRCP(UK) website to provide a consistent user experience for trainees and candidates, trainers and examiners. View the new website:

21 Nov 2014

The Specialty Certificate Examination in Respiratory Medicine blueprint has been updated.
 
There are significant changes to the Respiratory Medicine blueprint.

To view the details of the blueprint see the SCE Respiratory Medicine page

18 Nov 2014

Fast Track applications will be open between 14.00 h on Monday 24 November and 14.00 h on Monday 1 December 2014. Apply here online:

Please note that the Fast Track application period is shorter than the main PACES application period.

For more information about PACES Fast Track please see the FAQs

13 Nov 2014

MRCP(UK) is looking to recruit four consultants and two specialist trainees to write questions for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Geriatric Medicine. The question writing groups (QWGs) meet once a year to produce questions for the SCEs.

The positions are a valuable opportunity to compare and update your knowledge of the latest diagnostic methods and treatments, to network with physicians from across the UK and are a source of CPD.

5 Nov 2014

The Autumn issue of The Examiner is now out. The newsletter covers a number of items to keep our examiners informed about developments with the MRCP(UK) examinations. In the Autumn issue, there’s a Question bank update, a Trainee assessment update and information about the clinician census. There’s also an insight into two studies that have been published, one that covers Stakeholder research that was carried out to ensure MRCP(UK) continues to meet the needs of UK training; and one that provides a detailed analysis of statistical equating for MRCP(UK) parts 1 and 2.

31 Oct 2014

The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the Part 2 Written examination to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met; attend annual meetings of the Board, convened to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the Part 2 examination; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management Board and Examining Boards on policy and academic matters relating to the Examinations; and support MRCP(UK) Central Office on the delivery of the Examina

31 Oct 2014

The Specialty Certificate Examination in Nephrology blueprint has been updated.

Two headings have been revised: 'Acute kidney injury, acute renal replacement therapy, disorders of fluid and electrolytes and acid base' and 'Urological presentations including renal stone disease, urinary tract infection and obstruction'.

To view the details of the blueprint see the SCE Nephrology page.

27 Oct 2014

MRCP(UK) Central Office would like to advise candidates that PACES will not be held in Kuwait and is currently unlikely to be held in Al Ain during the 2015/1 assessment period.

This is due to unavoidable circumstances at both the local centres.

Any candidates who have applied already and chosen Kuwait or Al Ain as an option on their initial applications have now been contacted directly be email, with instructions on how to proceed.

23 Oct 2014

October 2014

Please note that the PACES Fast Track application dates have been amended to coincide with the change in the main PACES application period.

Fast Track applications should be made via the SurveyMonkey link between 2pm on Monday 24 November and 2pm on Monday 1 December. The link to the application form will appear on this page.

Please note that the Fast Track application period is shorter than the main PACES application period.

22 Oct 2014

The latest version of the MRCP(UK) Regulations is published and effective immediately.
Key changes are:
• To reflect the recent change to the form of faith, candidates who have completed the MRCP(UK) Diploma and are applying to membership no longer need a proposer.

15 Oct 2014

The way in which new entrants to the Part 1 examination must submit attested copies of their primary medical qualification (PMQ) has changed. Candidates will no longer need to send hard copies of PMQs to their respective administrative office, and will instead need to send scanned copies of attested PMQs via email.

Scan and email your documents to part1@mrcpuk.org, using the following guidelines:

14 Oct 2014

Management board has confirmed that fees will not increase for the MRCP(UK) examinations in 2015. Fees will remain the same for all three parts of the MRCP(UK) Diploma examination and all of the Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs). This decision was taken in the knowledge that the financial environment is difficult for NHS trainees and that we aim to keep the examinations affordable for international candidates.

9 Oct 2014

Statistical equating was successfully introduced into the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations in 2008 and 2010. Professor Chris McManus’ paper describes equating as a process with higher predictive validity than the previous Angoff/Hofstee standard setting, providing a robust standard-setting method, with a better theoretical foundation than judgemental techniques such as Angoff.

For more information please see our Research page.

9 Oct 2014

MRCP(UK) is providing trainees applying for ST3 posts in 2015 an opportunity for an additional attempt at the PACES examination during the January to April 2015 PACES assessment period.  This is one of the initiatives MRCP(UK) has introduced to aid trainees’ career progression and support run-through training.

The PACES Fast Track 2015 scheme is only available to candidates applying for an ST3 post in Spring 2015. It will enable a number of candidates who are unsuccessful in their initial PACES attempt to have a further attempt within the same assessment period.

3 Oct 2014

The results of the Specialty Certificate Examinations in Infectious Diseases and Medical Oncology 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.

2 Oct 2014

The results of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Written Examination 2014/3, held on 9 September 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)

2 Oct 2014

MRCP(UK) is delighted to announce that from 2015 we will run more written examinations in Myanmar. MRCP(UK) Part 1 examinations will run in all three diets and MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written examinations will run in diets one and three. Please visit the Part 1 or Part 2 sections for examination dates in 2015.

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