News

11 Nov 2019

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.

11 Nov 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint one new trainee representative to the Clinical

5 Nov 2019

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

16 Oct 2019

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.

4 Oct 2019

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.

27 Sep 2019

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).

23 Sep 2019

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.

19 Aug 2019

The newly improved and updated PACES carousel will go live for the 2020/3 diet in September 2020.

19 Aug 2019

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is having a PACES 2020 Update for examiners and candidates on the evening of 19 September at the College Conference Centre. The update starts at 6.00pm and will be finished by 7.30pm.

The event will be streamed across a number of remote centres. Details are available through the website link below.

1 Aug 2019

Chair of the MRCP(UK) Part 2

12 Jun 2019

The Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK travel expenses policy has been updated to reflect feedback from our stakeholders travelling on Federation business.  

This policy is designed to provide the most convenient solution to travellers while ensuring cost effectiveness for the organisation.  We also wish to acknowledge the contributions and concessions by the NHS which enable clinicians to conduct activities on behalf of the Federation.

21 Mar 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stuart Hood as the new associate medical director for clinical examinations for the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. In accordance with the responsibilities of his role, Stuart will become the chair of the MRCP(UK) clinical

14 Mar 2019

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is delighted to announce the successful launch of the MRCP(UK) PACES examination in Aga Khan University’s Medical College (AKU), Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first location in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer the exam and the 25th MRCP(UK) international PACES centre. This follows the introduction of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 written exam in October 2018.

25 Jan 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is looking for new Consultant and Trainee members for the Scenario Writing Group. This work involves producing new scenarios for the PACES Examination.

To apply for one of these positions send a covering letter and CV to station2and4@mrcpuk.org. The closing date for the positions is 25 February 2019.

For more information please click here.

 

 

25 Jan 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a Medical Secretary of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examining Board.

21 Jan 2019

We are pleased to announce that the General Medical Council (GMC) has approved our proposed changes to the MRCP(UK) PACES examination.

Dr Ken Dagg, Medical Director for Assessment said "Approval from the GMC is a welcome outcome and endorses our plans to ensure that our clinical examination continues to reflect the best clinical practice and maintains the highest levels of validity and reliability."

The new format, which will be introduced in 2020 includes the following:

3 Dec 2018

The British Society for Rheumatology and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two new members of the Rheumatology SCE Board.

7 Nov 2018

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is delighted to announce the successful launch of the MRCP(UK) PACES examination in Hyderabad, India. MRCP(UK) is the largest international clinical examination in the World. Forty one trainee doctors undertook the examination between the 2nd and 4th November.

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