Chair of examiners

As chair of examiners you will need, in conjunction with the host examiner, to ensure the smooth running of the examination and provide leadership during the examination.

Preparation for the day

  • Please familiarise yourself with the eCPS and examiner list (sent to you on the day)
  • Read the 'no ID no entry' policy in the MRCP(UK) Regulations
  • Take a look at the examiner omnibus, especially the checklists and trouble shooting information on pages 41–45.

On the day

1. Conduct the briefing meeting in the morning. A slide pack to assist the Chair includes:

  • Essential information for examiners
  • Please include the latest exam hot topics.

2. Conduct post-cycle discussions where you:

  • Ask examiners if they encountered any issues with the cases or candidates
  • Keep note of any incidents or issues to be logged on the centre audit form
  • Review candidate scores on the eCPS with all examiners
  • Ensure discussion sheets are completed for candidates of concern in line with the MRCP(UK) guidance
  • Remind examiners to complete scenario assessment forms for Stations 2, 4 and 5 after cycles 2 and 3.

3. Ensure that the following documents are completed and sent back to the College:

  • All eCPS documents for the exam day(s) – via email
  • Centre audit form
  • Centre incident form for each examining day
  • Trainee examiner forms
  • Station 2, 4 and 5 assessment forms
  • For international centres, you will also need to complete a Chair’s report.