23 Apr 2018

The MRCP(UK) PACES candidate services office is aware that some candidates may not have received the admission documents sent out on Friday 20 April 2018.

Our IT department are currently looking in to this and we aim to have them re-sent by the end of Monday 23 April 2018.

Thank you for your patience.

MRCP(UK) PACES Candidate Services

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.

29 Mar 2018

Please be advised that the three Royal Colleges of Physicians will be closed for the Easter bank holiday from Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April 2018. 

If you have a query please check the website before contacting us.

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23 Mar 2018

Some of you may have recently sat or are due to sit  PACES as part of the 2018/01

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

MRCP(UK) places great value on the feedback we receive from candidates; this is why we ask you to complete a survey after your examination.

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.  

1 Mar 2018

Join our live webinar from the launch of a new set of quality criteria for General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) Registrars on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 6pm.

Those watching will have the opportunity to get involved and have their say during the debate which will discuss the new quality criteria and how they can help to support doctors in medical training, at a time when many are struggling to balance heavy service demands with the high quality educational opportunities they need to progress.

27 Feb 2018

With the current weather warnings for the UK and Ireland, candidates are reminded to take this into account when making travel arrangements for the Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology SCE.

Further information regarding the weather warnings can be found at the following:

26 Feb 2018

We are aware of the severe weather; please note the PACES UK examinations are still going ahead, and we will announce updates if centres have been affected.

Please allow plenty of time to get to your examination centre.

14 Feb 2018

Candidates applying for the 2018 diet of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialty Certificate Examination, scheduled to take place on 6 June, should be aware that a minor amendment has been made to the examination blueprint. The blueprint indicates the likely number of questions on each topic that will be found in the examination. It can be found here:

9 Feb 2018

The results for the Part 1 2018/1 have now been released.

Unfortunately, due to a technical error, candidates will not be able to download a copy of their result letter. You should be able to view whether you have passed or failed.

Your overall result is not affected by this technical issue affecting the letters.

Our IT department are working to fix this issue and as soon as it has been resolved, we will contact all affected candidates.

9 Feb 2018

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

9 Feb 2018

MRCP(UK) has just released an addendum to the Reasonable Adjustment Procedure.  This amendment widens the range of acceptable evidence for candidates requesting an examination adjustment as a result of a specific learning difficulty.

A copy of the addendum is available at:


7 Feb 2018

We are pleased to inform all potential MRCP(UK) PACES candidates that the online application system is now working and you should now be able to successfully submit your application. 

If for any reason you are unable to do so please do not hesitate to contact the MRCP(UK) Central Office.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Kind regards,

18 Jan 2018

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with sending acknowledgements to candidates who have applied for the MRCP(UK) Part 2 2018/1 examination to be held on 27 March 2018.

Our IT department is working on this as a matter of urgency and as soon as this has been resolved acknowledgement emails will be sent to all candidates.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

8 Jan 2018

Our IT department have fixed the technical issues affecting the server we use for sending candidate information to Pearson VUE.

All candidate information will be sent to Pearson VUE within 1 working day following completion of the application. Please note that  if you apply over the weekend, your file will be sent to Pearson VUE the following Monday.

We would like to thank candidates for their patience during this time.

8 Jan 2018

We are pleased to inform all potential ESEGH candidates that the resource page relating to sample questions has been revised.  There are now 100 sample questions, spread across the curriculum, which will provide candidates with a good indication of the type of questions to expect in the examination. 

Find out more

3 Jan 2018

Applications for the new European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESEGH) are now open.

The examination will take place on 18 April 2018.

For more information and to apply please click here .

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