Board members

The academic quality of the MRCP(UK) Diploma and Specialty Certificate Examinations is an accomplishment to be proud of – and to protect. Guarding these standards is the remit of our Examining Boards, which include the:

  • MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examining Board
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examining Board
  • MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examining Board (for PACES)
  • Scenario Editorial Committee
  • Specialty Certificate Examination Boards (one for each of 12 specialties).

Ensuring each examination is updated regularly, in line with the current UK curriculum and requirements of the General Medical Council, is a key responsibility for the Boards. They also work closely with question and scenario writers, to see that the questions are pitched at the right level of difficulty. The Boards determine the content of each examination and approve the pass mark.

The standard setting groups advise on the difficulty and content of the examinations, and agree the pass mark. If you work closely with trainees and know what level of knowledge is required for a new registrar or consultant, this might be the job for you.

Read about what our clinicians, trainee and lay members think about working with the examinations in our Annual review.