News

24 Jul 2018

It has been an interesting and enjoyable five years with candidate numbers continuing to grow substantially around the world. I have been particularly pleased that we have reduced the cost of some of our examinations, developed new examinations for European specialists, and taken MRCP(UK) into new partner countries, including the USA. The clinical examination remains a great strength and I hope that the changes made in the PACES 2020 project will maintain its relevance and continue to drive the acquisition of core bedside skills.

20 Apr 2018

The Association of Palliative Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking a Chair of the Palliative Medicine SCE

17 Apr 2018

The Society for Acute Medicine, the British Thoracic Society and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint members of the Acute Medicine and Respiratory Medicine SCE Examining Boards.

7 Mar 2018

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of quality criteria for General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) registrars, to be implemented from 1 August 2018. This builds on the learning and success of quality criteria for core medical training in 2015.

1 Mar 2018

We wish to advise that the MRCP(UK) PACES examination at Musgrove Park Academy, Musgrove Park Hospital, due to take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018 has been cancelled. South West England has been escalated to a red weather warning which is a ‘risk to life’ snow warning. This decision has not been made lightly but we have a duty of care to our candidates, patients and examiners and for their own safety we cannot ask them to travel in such adverse weather.  

9 Feb 2018

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a Trainee Representative to the Clinical

21 Dec 2017

Please be advised that the three Royal Colleges of Physicians will be closed for specific days from 24 December 2017 until 2 January 2018.

All closure times are detailed in the table below:

4 Dec 2017

The new legal entity representing the joint working of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Physicians of London is seeking to fill the vacancy of managing medical director which report into the Chair of the Federation Board.

This entity will co-create and deliver:

9 Nov 2017

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce the publication of the first State of Physicianly Training Report for the UK.

Read the report

The report is a development of an on-going process to try and improve postgraduate medical education and training in the UK and builds on previous published quality reports. It attempts to objectively review the current state of the quality of physicianly training provided within the UK.

20 Oct 2017

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK relies on many organisations and individuals to give up their time and resources in the delivery of PACES every year. In recognition of this commitment, we have developed the new PACES Champion award.  One UK and one international recipient will be chosen each year from nominations. Nominations can be made by anyone who is involved in PACES including MRCP(UK) staff, Chairs and Hosts.

Nomination can be made under one or more of the following criteria: 

30 Aug 2017

The Renal Association and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new Board Member for the Nephrology SCE

7 Jun 2017

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a member to the MRCP(UK) Part 1

18 May 2017

MRCP(UK) is committed to supporting all candidates and trainees and improving their examination experience. This new report displays information on the overall examination and topic performance with demographic statistics, scores distribution and much more. We hope that the additonal information is useful and will help candidates to understand more about the required standard of the examinations and be better prepared . We welcome your feedback on this report.

16 May 2017

The Association of Palliative Medicine, the British Society for Rheumatology and  the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint the following Specialty Certificate

2 May 2017

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and the British Society of Gastroenterology are seeking to appoint a new Chair and two new members the Gastroenterology Standard Setting Group.

Further information including the remit and responsibilities is available at here.

We welcome all applications and would be very grateful if you could make any of your colleagues who you think may be interested in applying aware of this vacancy.

6 Apr 2017

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint new members of 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 consultants in any of the following specialties: Acute Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Elderly Medicine, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Palliative Care and  Rheumatology, although applications from other specialties will be considered

4 Jan 2017

A new candidate conduct page has been created on the MRCP(UK) website to provide candidates with more information about the misconduct policy. The page explains:

22 Feb 2016

MRCP(UK) is committed to providing a wide range of information about its examinations to all its stakeholders.

28 Sep 2015

The Chair’s Letter and Hot Topics provides a useful resource for PACES examiners ahead of the forthcoming examination and is now available on the MRCP(UK) website.