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22 Sep 2016

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and the Association for Palliative Medicine are seeking to appoint a new member to the Palliative Medicine Specialty Certificate Examination Standard Setting Group.

22 Sep 2016

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and the British Society for Rheumatology are seeking to appoint a new member to the Rheumatology Specialty Certificate Examination Standard Setting Group.

21 Sep 2016

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a new Chair of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination Board Standard Setting Group.

The successful applicant will: have overall responsibility for the Standard Setting Group to ensure that a pass mark is agreed to the appropriate standards; lead discussions and evaluate each item to ensure the quality of questions is high and of an appropriate standard; and be responsible for the selection, appointment and training of board members and the monitoring of their performance.

15 Sep 2016

We are aware of the issues currently affecting test centre availability and Pearson VUE are currently investigating the matter.

15 Sep 2016

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK and the Association of Cancer Physicians are seeking to appoint a new member to the Medical Oncology Specialty Certificate Examination Standard Setting Group.

15 Sep 2016

The most recent PACES standard setting group met in London in December 2015 in accordance with the MRCP(UK) standard review processes. This standard setting group determined that the PACES skill pass marks will change from 2017/1 onwards.

The minimum acceptable total mark will remain the same at 130.

To pass PACES candidates must attain a minimum standard in each of the seven skills and also a minimum total score across the whole assessment.

The pass marks for each skill will be:

14 Sep 2016

The dates for 2017 International PACES examinations are now available on the website. Please be aware that some examination dates are still to be confirmed, but we anticipate to confirm these in the next two weeks.The

2 Sep 2016

MRCP(UK) is committed to ensuring that candidates are kept up-to-date and fully informed about examinations regulations and procedures.

A new dedicated section has been created on the appeals process providing a guide to the regulations and explaining how appeals are investigated. 

Appeals must now be submitted directly using the online form on the website; candidates can no longer submit appeals by email or writing to MRCP(UK) Central Office.

9 Aug 2016

In accordance with its Regulations, MRCP(UK) has determined that an overall scaled score of 454 or greater will be considered a pass from the next sitting of the Part 2 Examination, in 2016/3.

Further information on the calculation of the pass mark can be found here.

1 Aug 2016

Due to circumstances outside of our control, we have 30 set UK test centres for the Respiratory Medicine SCE.

Centres are evenly spread around the United Kingdom and we would advise candidates to schedule themselves into their preferred test centre as soon as they receive their authorisation to test email from Pearson VUE once the booking window has opened on the 3 August 2016.

The full list of available test centres can be found here.

1 Aug 2016

The MRCP(UK) Annual Review 2016 is now available. The publication highlights our key activities over the past year and includes articles on:

  • development of international partnerships
  • engagement and involvement
  • integrity and fairness of the examinations and investment in quality.

Read all about it on the MRCP(UK) website:

20 Jul 2016

Application periods are now open for the Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs) in Acute Medicine and Palliative Medicine. The closing date for international centres is 17 August and 11 October in the UK. Late applications are not accepted.

Apply online through My MRCP(UK).

For more information about each SCE see the specialty pages:

6 Jun 2016

MRCP(UK) Central Office are pleased to inform candidates that the technical issues with the PACES online application system has now been fixed. If candidates are still experiencing problems with applying, they should contact the MRCP(UK) Central Office immediately.

We thank you for your patience.

28 Apr 2016

A new code of conduct for candidates of MRCP(UK) and SCE examinations will come into effect for all examinations taking place from 1 August 2016 onwards.  Every candidate is expected to treat patients, invigilators, staff and examiners with courtesy throughout the application, examination and results process.

22 Apr 2016

JRCPTB would like to advise all users of an issue that has been identified concerning the display of MRCP(UK) examination results in the ePortfolio. A problem is affecting a number of trainees who are currently unable to view their MRCP(UK) examination results when logging into their ePortfolio account.

30 Mar 2016

Trainee physicians will benefit from a 23% reduction in fees for the MRCP(UK) Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs). This will affect examinations from 1 August 2016.

These examinations assess the knowledge gained during specialist training and must be passed by trainee physicians in the UK before they can practise as independent consultants. In other parts of the world, the SCE is a respected and sought-after qualification for specialist physicians.

22 Feb 2016

MRCP(UK) is committed to providing a wide range of information about its examinations to all its stakeholders.

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