19 Dec 2014

Please be advised that the Colleges will be closed for some days over the festive period.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of London are closed today (Friday 19 December from 12.00 h).

All Colleges are then open on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December, after which the following closures apply for each individual College:

19 Dec 2014

The Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology blueprint has been updated.

There are two changes to the gastroenterology blueprint: under the heading “other” peritonitis has been removed and anal disorders has been added.

To view the details of the blueprint see the SCE in Gastroenterology page

17 Dec 2014

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint two new members to the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee (SEC), which is responsible for preparing the standardised scenarios for Stations 2 and 4 in each examination diet.  We are looking to appoint a Respiratory Medicine physician and a Gastroenterologist.

16 Dec 2014

MRCP(UK) is looking to appoint a Nephrology representative to the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examining Board.

12 Dec 2014

There are now nearly twice as many sample questions available for the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written examination. Candidates can test themselves against questions that have been used in an actual Part 2 examination.

Each question also has an explanation after the answer key, showing why the correct answer is the best of five, and illustrating the degree of difficulty for candidates who have passed the examination.

11 Dec 2014

The Specialty Certificate Examination in Dermatology blueprint has been updated.

There are several significant changes to the Dermatology blueprint.

To view the details of the blueprint see the SCE in Dermatology page.

8 Dec 2014

MRCP(UK) has produced a candidate prospectus for the MRCP(UK) Diploma and Specialty Certificate Examinations. This publication provides useful information to help guide candidates through the examinations.

To read about when to take the examinations, how to prepare, what to expect on the day itself and much more view the prospectus.

24 Nov 2014

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) has launched a new website

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:

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.

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.

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, 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.

25 Sep 2014

Following a recent review it has been decided to remove the proposer element from the Form of Faith which means the form no longer needs to be signed by an appointed proposer before submission to the relevant College.
A new version of the form is now available on the MRCP(UK) website for completion and submission via email to your respective College.

For more information see here:

• Form of faith

19 Sep 2014

The latest edition of the Chairman’s Letter and Examination Hot Topics is now available via the PACES Examiners page.

As well as providing essential updates on various PACES issues for examiners ahead of the forthcoming diet starting in late September, it also includes a special supplement with Hot Topics for international examiners for the first time.


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