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25 Aug 2016

Please note that MRCP(UK) Central Office and the London College will be closed for the Late Summer Bank Holiday.

Offices will be closed from 17:00 (GMT) Friday 26 August 2016 and will reopen at 09:00 (BST) Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Edinburgh College and Glasgow College will not be observing this holiday and will remain open with normal working hours.

For further information please contact us via the website.

17 Aug 2016

We are aware of technical issues which are currently affecting password resetting for candidates' My MRCP(UK) accounts.

If you are concerned that this may affect your PACES payment, please contact the relevant office as soon as possible so that they can advise you further.

16 Aug 2016

The upcoming MRCP(UK) Part 1 2016/03 examination in Bristol will now be held in the Carpenter Room on Tuesday 6 September.

All affected candidates should have by now received an updated admission document.

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.

8 Aug 2016

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new Medical Secretary for the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical

3 Aug 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.

3 Aug 2016

MRCP(UK) is looking to recruit additional question writers to meet the demand for questions for the specialty certificate examinations (SCE) in Geriatric Medicine.

For more information see the vacancy advert.

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:

21 Jul 2016

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

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:

20 Jul 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.

15 Jul 2016

MRCP(UK) is looking to appoint a new member to the Dermatology SCE Standard Setting Group.

15 Jul 2016

MRCP(UK) is looking to appoint a new member to the Acute Medicine SCE Standard Setting Group.

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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