We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Stuart Hood as the new Medical Director for Assessment [MRCP(UK)] for the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.
Stuart brings great experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the role. For the last four years he has been the Associate Medical Director for Clinical Examinations (PACES) and has been pivotal in implementing the new format of PACES in 2023.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of the new PACES examination, originally scheduled for 2020, had to be delayed. We are pleased to confirm that the new format (also previously referred to as PACES23) has now been introduced from the third Diet of 2023*.
Kindly note that MRCP(UK) services are currently impacted by an IT outage. We are currently working with our IT team to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and will provide an update in due course. Thank you for your understanding.
Our next live Twitter Q&A is taking place on Thursday 21 September from 3pm-4pm. We warmly invite you to take the opportunity to ask our medical directors any questions you have about exams.
Join the conversation here.
From the 2023/4 diet, delivery of the Part 1 and Part 2 will move to online, centre-based exams for our international candidates. This will replace the pencil and paper format. The application process is the same as before and the exam content and format remains unchanged, so candidates should prepare in the same way as they normally would.
For more information on how to prepare for the exams including online practice tests, click here.
Applications for the 2023/4 Part 1 open on 14 August.
As we launch PACES23 from the third diet of 2023, learn about the changes and what remains the same by joining us for our webinar at 1pm - 3pm (BST) on Friday 4 August 2023.
During the presentations, you will have the opportunity to submit questions via the question box which will then be answered by our Medical Directors during the live Q&A at the end.
Click here for more information.
The RCP has appointed Dr Rasha Mukhtar to the post of senior examiner for PACES examinations.
Dr Mukhtar takes over the role from Dr Abdul-Majeed Salmasi who demits after four years in the role on 30 September.
During our quality assurance procedures for the 2022/03 PACES diet results we identified a small number of discrepancies between the marks recorded on the marksheets from the examination and those recorded on our electronic systems and subsequently issued to candidates.
The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is delighted to announce two new appointments to its clinical leadership team.
Due to a higher number of applications than expected for UK PACES centres in the 2023/1 diet, MRCP(UK) regretfully will need to reintroduce the prioritisation criteria listed below for allocating places.
MRCP(UK) and the three Royal Colleges of Physicians’ examination teams are currently working on verifying the status of candidates who have applied. All candidates who applied will be contacted next week to confirm whether they have received a place.
The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a Medical Director for International PACES.
Please note, as a mark of respect, our offices and services will be closed on Monday 19th September, the day of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral.
If you need to call us, please wait until Tuesday 20th September and bear with us if you are awaiting a response to your enquiry.
The MRCP(UK) examinations are recognised around the world as quality benchmarks of medical knowledge, attitudes, and clinical skills. The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is committed to the continuous improvement of our assessments to ensure the remain relevant and up to date ensuring the best possible care for patients by highly skilled physicians.
MRCP is recruiting for a reader/scribe to support a candidate with MRCP Part 2 exam taking place on 7 September from 8am to 5pm in Heslington, York.
The reader will be expected to read out exam questions to the candidate and pronounce medical terminology.
If you are interested, please contact us by 5pm, Monday 29 August 2022 on Part2written@mrcpuk.org
You will need to have a valid DBS.
MRCPUK will never contact you and offer MRCP certificates without you completing exams, nor would we offer to put scores in your MRCP account.
If you're approached and offered this please let us know immediately by reporting it to: OnlineExams@mrcpuk.org.
The MRCP(UK) examination regulations have been updated following a review by the MRCP(UK) Management and Policy Board.
Amendments have been made to section(s) 4.7(c) and 6.
These specifically cover:
The Rheumatology SCE 2022/01 results were successfully released today, candidates can view their results in their MyMRCP(UK) accounts here.
The Health Education England (HEE) Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection (MDRS) Recruitment Group has brought forward the date when candidates will need to demonstrate they have passed the examinations required to take up a specialty training post in the UK.
This date has been changed to the time of offer for that vacancy and will take affect from the start of 2023 medical specialty recruitment this November. This will bring into line the dates for when College and Faculty examinations need to be passed across all recruitment processes.