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Candidate newsletter

The Candidate is primarily for international candidates and provides tips and hints to help pass the Part 2 Written Examination and Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES). It is published three times a year shortly after the Part 1 results are released. If you would like to subscribe to it please contact us:

MRCP(UK) Examiner newsletter

The MRCP(UK) Examiner newsletter is published quarterly. It aims to keep examiners up-to-date with the latest developments in the delivery of both the MRCP(UK) Examination and the Specialty Certificate Examinations.

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Feature articles

More in-depth articles on current topics found in the Examiner are available below:

Issue Title of Article Summary
Spring 2017 Stations 2 and 4 international survey findings A recent survey concerning PACES Station 2 and 4 was administered to international Federation lead examiners and administrators that run the examination. The findings are summarised in this report.
Autumn 2015 Guide to shared decision making for PACES SWG Members Shared decision making (SDM) and support for self-management (SSM) are important clinical attitudes and skills that support patients to work in partnership with clinicians. There is a new guide to help members of the Scenario Writing Group include SDM and SSM in their scenarios for Stations 2 and 4 of PACES.
Spring 2015 Innovation and involvement A profile of Dr John Mucklow, demitting Associate Medical Director for Written Examinations
Winter 2014-15 A welcoming world A profile of Dr Lawrence McAlpine, demitting International Associate Medical Director
Winter 2014-15 Guarding the gold standard A profile of Professor Trudie Roberts, demitting Associate Medical Director for Quality
Autumn 2014 Examiner census 2013-14 outcomes The outcomes of the 2013-14 clinician census demonstrating how all the clinicians who contribute to the Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations and the 12 specialty certificate examinations meet the standards required by the GMC.
Winter 2013 Ahead of the curve

Profile: Professor Jane Dacre, demitting MRCP(UK) medical director

Winter 2013 Review takes stock of Station 5 Review and update of PACES Station 5
Autumn 2013 Dr Kenneth Dagg, Chair, MRCP(UK) Clinical Examining Board A profile of Dr Kenneth Dagg, the incoming PACES Chair
Autumn 2013 Ethics in Station 4 (Communication Skills and Ethics) The Scenario Editorial Committee is currently reviewing the information for examiners in Station 4
Autumn 2013 Exam fees frozen for 2014 Fees for all Federation examinations will be frozen at their current level throughout 2014
Autumn 2013 The one that got away A profile of Dr Andrew Elder, Demitting Chair, Part 2 Clinical Examining Board
Summer 2013 Scenario Writing Group is launched Inaugural Scenario Writing Group is set up
Summer 2013 Interview with PACES examiner, Dr Sarah Misbah El-Sadig, Sudan Behind the scenes at the new PACES centre at Soba University Hospital, Khartoum
Spring 2013 Excitement as PACES launches in Sudan PACES launch in Sudan, December 2012