16 Sep 2020

The online version of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination took place on Tuesday 15 September. This was the first time that our written examination has been conducted simultaneously in physical examination centres across the world and online for some candidates sitting in the UK, and overall it went well under very difficult and unprecedented circumstances.  

14 Sep 2020

We are sorry to advise that the following 2020/3 MRCP(UK) Part 1 exams have been cancelled. 

  • Jeddah - due to ongoing safety concerns due to the continued outbreak of COVID-19 
  • Chennai and Kerala - due to issues arising from COVID-19 causing delays in shipping key exam materials

All affected candidates have been emailed directly. We appreciate that this is exceptionally disappointing and would like to apologise sincerely for any inconvenience this will cause. 

11 Sep 2020

The health questionnaire will be distributed today to candidates sitting the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination in UK centres on 15 September. A link will be sent via email (please check your junk folder). The questionnaire will take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Candidates should ensure that they have completed the questionnaire by 10am on Monday 14 September.

11 Sep 2020

We would like to reassure candidates that the UK Part 1 examination scheduled for Tuesday 15 September will be running as previously planned. 

The UK government’s recent changes to restrictions on social gatherings, effective from 14 September, does not affect the sitting of exams. Unfortunately however, some UK centres are now running at reduced capacity due to changes to local restrictions and candidates affected by this have been contacted directly.

7 Sep 2020

Messages have recently been circulated via WhatsApp and Facebook inviting people to become members of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK or offering fake MRCP(UK) certificates.

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.

1 Sep 2020

We are sorry to advise that the 2020/03 MRCP(UK) Part 1 written exams in Myanmar and Pakistan have been cancelled at the request of the local authorities.

These cancellations are due to ongoing concerns about the continued COVID-19 outbreak. A number of guidelines on safety have been implemented, including suspending all exams until further notice.

We are now working closely with our delivery partners to secure spaces for the next available Part 1 exam.

1 Sep 2020

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

28 Aug 2020

The MRCP(UK) regulations have been updated to reflect the changes that have recently been introduced to facilitate delivery of the examinations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These amendments to the regulations outline the new requirements in relation to delivery of paper-based examinations, online examinations, and the new PACES format.

Candidates should note that they will now be required to:

26 Aug 2020

We have been given approval by the General Medical Council (GMC) to change the way the pass mark is calculated for the Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs).

25 Aug 2020

New for 2020, we have introduced an online, computer based version of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam. Delivery will remain the same in terms of content and format but will be taken via the Surpass assessment system, where candidates will be monitored by an online invigilator in real time.

For those taking this version, we have some guidelines, advice and frequently asked questions to help you prepare. 

UK online exam guidance

14 Aug 2020

Communications for UK based candidates

14 Aug 2020

This advice only applies to the domestic UK examination

7 Aug 2020

We were very sad to learn of the news that Dr Tapan Banerjee passed away recently after contracting COVID-19. Dr Banerjee was a physician at the Medical Research Institute in Kolkata and was a huge supporter of MRCP(UK) in India. He was one of the first Indian PACES examiners when MRCP(UK)  opened its first centre there in Chennai. He subsequently examined in both Kolkata and Chennai. He was a warm personality and was held in high esteem by all those who worked alongside him.

4 Aug 2020

Applications for the 2020/3 MRCP(UK) Part 2 open on Monday 10 August.

17 Jul 2020

The application period for the 2020/3 diet of PACES in the UK will open on Monday 20 July 2020. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a limited number of spaces in this diet.  As a result, we are unable to accept applications from candidates who are not currently living/working in the UK.

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


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