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21 Apr 2021

We are sorry to advise that the following MRCP(UK) PACES exams in India scheduled to take place in May 2021 have been cancelled. These cancellations are due to concerns about growing COVID-19 cases, the ongoing impact this is having on exam venues, and the recent cancellation of the NEET-PG exams.

19 Apr 2021

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is investing in new digital systems and improvements to its technical infrastructure to greatly improve the user experience for candidates, trainees,

19 Apr 2021

UK PACES prioritisation 2021/2

MRCP(UK) has received feedback in relation to the prioritisation criteria we have used to select candidates for PACES places in the UK during the COVID pandemic. The current prioritisation criteria were established following lengthy discussion and deliberation within the three Royal Colleges.

Prioritisation of candidates in UK training for PACES 2021/2 diet | MRCPUK

19 Apr 2021

General points for Part 1 and Part 2

We have highlighted some important points for candidates in previous newsletters, and we include them again here as a reminder:

We are adding an additional diet for both Part 1 and Part 2 UK candidates in 2021. As a result, the dates of the exams and their application periods have been updated on our website, and are set out below for reference:

8 Apr 2021

Spaces

As a result of the adaptations to the

1 Apr 2021

The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and resulting restrictions and infection control measures means that additional space and time are still required to run a socially distanced PACES examination. Therefore, by necessity we have to continue to prioritise PACES places for UK trainees according to their need for training/career progression. There will be four prioritisation categories (details below) for allocating trainees living and working in the UK to available PACES places based on their current need to progress to Higher Specialty Training.

1 Apr 2021

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

25 Mar 2021

We have a number of new vacancies on our boards:

22 Mar 2021

Arrangements for UK PACES March- May 2021

COVID-19 Antigen testing – Further Update

22 Mar 2021

General points for Part 1 and Part 2

We have highlighted some important points for candidates in previous newsletters, and we include them again here as a reminder:

We are adding an additional diet for both Part 1 and Part 2 UK candidates in 2021. As a result, the dates of the exams and their application periods have been updated on our website, and are set out here.

11 Mar 2021

The British Society of Gastroenterology, the UEMS Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new Medical Secretary of the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

8 Mar 2021

MRCP(UK) remains committed to the safety of our patients, candidates, examiners and administrative teams. Accordingly, we are asking candidates and examiners to undertake COVID antigen testing (Lateral Flow Test or PCR) within 48 hours of attending one of our UK PACES venues in the upcoming diet commencing March 2021. Almost all UK healthcare staff will have access to, and already be undertaking, regular lateral flow tests (LFT). Candidates and examiners attending our UK venues will again be required to fill in a screening health questionnaire in advance of attending the exam.

8 Mar 2021

Arrangements for UK PACES March- May 2021

COVID-19 Antigen testing (Lateral Flow Tests)

8 Mar 2021

Part 1 and Part 2

22 Feb 2021

UK PACES examining remains on course to commence on 13 March 2021. As mentioned in the last newsletter, we have managed to reschedule most of the cancelled centres to later dates in April and May and we continue to work with our host centres to maximise the number of places we can offer. The 2021/1 diet is likely to run in the order of 700 places.

22 Feb 2021

Part 1: UK

The contingency exam for the first diet will run entirely online on 30 March. All candidates who have been transferred to this from the main exam in January have already been contacted.

17 Feb 2021

We are aware that a small number of candidates may not be able to sit the online versions of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and 2 Written examinations. We will review requests to sit a printed version of the examination from candidates who consider themselves unable to sit the online version of the examination. Each request will be considered by the MRCP(UK) policy team and where appropriate arrangements will be made for a printed version of the examination to be provided; this may be in a centre allocated by MRCP(UK).

8 Feb 2021

The following information is correct at the time of publishing.

Part 1

The contingency exam, for candidates whose centre place was cancelled and any candidates who experienced technical issues with the remote online exam, will take place on 30 March 2021. This will run entirely online, and affected candidates will have been enrolled into it automatically.

Part 2

8 Feb 2021

The following information is correct at the time of publishing.

UK PACES start date March 2021

1 Feb 2021

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is closely monitoring the developing situation in Myanmar following reports of the military taking control in the country.

MRCP(UK) delivers written, PACES and SCE examinations in Myanmar and we will keep our candidates and examiners informed of any changes to the running of scheduled examinations, particularly the Part 2 written examination taking place on 23 March 2021.

In the meantime, we would advise candidates to check the website and social media for updates.

 

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