We were very sad to learn of the news that Dr Tapan Banerjee passed away recently after contracting COVID-19. Dr Banerjee was a physician at the Medical Research Institute in Kolkata and was a huge supporter of MRCP(UK) in India. He was one of the first Indian PACES examiners when MRCP(UK) opened its first centre there in Chennai. He subsequently examined in both Kolkata and Chennai. He was a warm personality and was held in high esteem by all those who worked alongside him.
It has come to our attention that messages have recently been circulated via the messaging service WhatsApp and Facebook inviting people to become members of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK. We would like to make it clear that we do not communicate to candidates via any mobile apps regarding obtaining membership and/or MRCP(UK) licensing. Messages such as these are fraudulent and should not be responded to.
As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from Monday 16 March until September 2020.
The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is delighted to confirm that it will open its first MRCP(UK) PACES examination centre in Pakistan later in 2020. This decision follows the successful running of a full mock PACES at the PAK-Emirates Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on 7 & 8 February 2020. PACES is the largest international clinical examination for postgraduate doctors in the world and will provide doctors from Pakistan the opportunity to take this high-quality examination in their own country for the first time.
The Association of British Association of Dermatologists and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a 2021 Dermatology Specialty Certificate Examination Board Chair.
Following a techincal issue, which has now been resolved, candidates wishing to apply for the PACES 2020/1 in Cario, Egypt may now log on to MyMRCP(UK) and do so.
Candidates who have already submitted an application, who wish to select Cairo, please email us at email@example.com. We will remove this application so you can reapply. This won’t affect your chances of receiving a seat.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please be advised that the three Royal Colleges of Physicians will be closed for specific days from 24 December 2019 until 3 January 2020 inclusive.
All closure times are detailed in the table below:
As part of the introduction of the new format of PACES in September 2020, MRCP(UK) will be making some changes to the results processing and release.
The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK was delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singaporean Ministry of Health last week, establishing the intention to provide support for assessments within their local training.
Representatives from all three Royal Colleges met with Prof Benjamin Ong, Director of Medical Service, Ministry of Health, Singapore and Mabel Yap, Director, Professional Training and Assessment Standards Division, Ministry of Health, Singapore.
The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom is seeking to appoint an Associate Medical Director for Written Examinations.
The post holder has responsibility for the clinical and academic leadership of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations, the 11 Specialty Certificate Examinations, and the European Specialty Examinations. This will be a proleptic appointment in the first instance; the successful applicant will work alongside the current incumbent, Dr Derek Waller as part of their induction to the post.
The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce that from 2020 the current Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Nephrology and the European Certificate in Nephrology that was originally developed between the UEMS Renal Section and Boards and the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) will become a single examination called the European Specialty Examination in Nephrology (ESENeph).
We rely 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 PACES Champion Award. Up to one UK and one international recipient will be chosen each year from nominations which can be made by anyone who is involved in the exam.
The newly improved and updated PACES carousel will go live for the 2020/3 diet in September 2020.