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24 Jun 2020

Applications for MRCP(UK) PACES diet 2020/3 are now open. Unfortunately, many of our international centres are unable to run PACES exams in the upcoming diet due to the ongoing global impact of COVID-19.

Some of the centres expected to run in the upcoming diet will not be accepting new applicants as they prioritise spaces to candidates who were allocated to a previously cancelled exam.

The centres currently expected to run in the upcoming diet are:

22 Jun 2020

We understand that the cancelation of exams due to the COVID-19 situation has had an impact on many candidates and their plans to complete the MRCP(UK) diploma

17 Jun 2020

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to confirm that MRCP(UK) clinical and written examinations will recommence from this Autumn, both in the UK and internationally, dependent on the impact of COVID-19 in each country and in accordance with their latest policies on travel, social distancing and infection control. All examination dates will be confirmed as soon as possible and we will provide candidates with further details and guidance on how things will run on the day ahead of their exam date.

Restarting PACES in the UK

9 Jun 2020

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

5 Jun 2020

We wish to advise candidates that the opening of the

4 Jun 2020

As our staff continue to work from home during the current social distancing restrictions, we wish to advise candidates that the three Royal Colleges of Physicians and the Federation are unable to issue MRCP(UK) diplomas.

In the interim, we will continue to process forms of faith and candidates can request a verification letter which we are able to produce without the need for staff to access offices. Please email the relevant Royal College, including your RCP code or GMC number, to request this.

3 Jun 2020

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is focussed on restarting all assessments; MRCP(UK) Parts 1 & 2, PACES and Specialty Certificate Examinations, in September as currently scheduled. We have been working closely with our third party providers to find new dates for the SCE's and European specialty examinations that were cancelled early in the pandemic and are pleased to confirm these have now been rearranged.

1 Jun 2020

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce that new dates have been confirmed for those Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCE’s)  and European Specialty Examinations that were cancelled earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have been working closely with our third party partners to confirm these dates and ensure the examinations can be delivered for the rest of 2020, and beyond if necessary, in accordance with the relevant local, national and international guidance on physical distancing.

29 May 2020

The registration period for the 2020/3 MRCP(UK) Part 1 written examination will open on Monday 8 June 2020. The examination is expected to take place on 15 September 2020.

21 May 2020

We are pleased to advise candidates that we plan to start releasing PACES results from UK centres from the week commencing 1 June. Candidates will be contacted by the relevant examinations team to inform them when their results will be available to view. We aim to have released all the outstanding results by the end of that week. We would like to thank candidates for their patience and understanding as we have worked to deliver these results under the UK government’s social restrictions.

14 May 2020

The registration period for the SCE in Medical Oncology is now open to candidates in all countries. The examination is expected to take place on 9 September 2020.

4 May 2020

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.

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25 Mar 2020

Due to the UK government’s guidance that was announced on 23 March against all but essential travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there will unfortunately be a delay to the uploading of PACES results to candidates ‘MyMRCP’ online accounts as the process requires our staff to physically scan results into equipment based in the offices.

25 Mar 2020

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. 

18 Mar 2020

Due to an IT systems issue, candidates may be temporarily unable to view their exam results in their MRCP(UK) online accounts.  We are currently working to correct this and will update this page once systems have been restored.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing candidates.

13 Mar 2020

We wish to advise that the results for the Kochi and Tameside Hospital 2020/1 PACES examination have been delayed due to a technical issue.

We apologise for the any inconvenience caused and will update candidates as soon as possible.

10 Mar 2020

From 08.00 GMT on Saturday 14 March 2020, the ‘My MRCP(UK)’ area of the website will be unavailable as part of essential IT upgrade work. Service is expected to resume at 18:00 GMT on Sunday 15 March 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please submit any related enquiries via the contact us page.

5 Mar 2020

We are sorry to advise that the 2020/01 MRCP(UK) PACES exams in Kuwait, 16 – 19 March 2020, has been cancelled at the request of our partners in Kuwait. This is due to growing concerns expressed by our partners in Kuwait, shared by MRCP(UK), about the continuing outbreak of Covid-19.

5 Mar 2020

We are sorry to advise that the 2020/01 MRCP(UK) PACES exams in Yangon UM1, 9 - 13 March 2020, has been cancelled. This is due to growing concerns about the continuing outbreak of Covid-19.

28 Feb 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.

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