International partnerships

International development

The MRCP(UK) Diploma and SCEs are now offered in more than 100 locations around the world with over 20,000 doctors taking them each year. As part of this effort, we work in partnership with many hospitals, universities, colleges, the British Council and governmental bodies around the world in delivering the examinations.

MRCP(UK) examinations are mandatory for progression through core or specialty training in the UK. Indeed, in some countries outside the UK they also form a mandatory part of training and assessment (Hong Kong, Iceland and Singapore). In other countries, MRCP(UK) examinations represent an alternate means of  demonstrating knowledge and skills, in conjunction with local training programmes (Malaysia). Through our interactions with international partners we have developed extensive understanding of the training requirements for doctors in many countries and work closely with local employers and regulators to refine the support we provide.

MRCP(UK) and our partner organisation, the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB), have started working together to build comprehensive packages of training, assessment and curricula, which can be delivered anywhere in the world. We are looking to form strong partnerships with international colleagues and authorities in the development of postgraduate medical education in their home countries. This is part of our belief that while our examinations are highly valuable as stand-alone benchmarks of knowledge and skills, they can also form part of a fully accredited training programme outside the UK.

What opportunities MRCP(UK) can offer 

There are many ways in which you can get involved in supporting, delivering or developing the MRCP(UK) examinations by:

  • integrating MRCP(UK) qualifications into a national training system
  • hosting the PACES examination
  • developing joint curricula and assessment packages.

How to become involved

If you would like to learn more about our range of examinations and opportunities to partner with MRCP(UK) to further develop medical education please download our information pack:

International brochure

Get in touch

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities: