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1 Sep 2021

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a Chair of the MRCP(UK) Regulatory Sub-Group, which oversees the processes for appeals, complaints, misconduct and reasonable adjustment requests.

The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the clinical and academic leadership of the regulatory sub-group and will contribute to the overall development of MRCP(UK).

23 Aug 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 1 in Sri Lanka scheduled to take place on 24 August 2021 has been cancelled. This is due to the 10-day national lockdown, recently announced by the Sri Lankan government, which began on 20 August.

Candidate's applications will be automatically transferred to the next available diet.

23 Aug 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam in Jamaica scheduled to take place on 24 August 2021 have been cancelled. This is due to the lockdown and stay-at-home orders recently announced by the Jamaican government, starting yesterday (22 August).

Candidate's applications will be automatically transferred to the next available diet.

18 Aug 2021

The MRCP(UK) examinations are recognised around the world as quality benchmarks of medical knowledge and clinical skills. The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is committed to the continuous improvement of the academic standards of examinations to help ensure the best possible care for patients by highly skilled physicians.

17 Aug 2021

There have been a number of MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 candidates who have approached us to query whether their chance of passing depends on which diet of the year they take the exam. The simple answer is no, the chance of any given candidate passing the exam is the same in all diets.

12 Aug 2021

The three Royal Colleges of Physicians are currently reviewing applications for the MRCP(UK) PACES 2021/03 diet in the UK against the published prioritisation criteria. Unfortunately, this process has taken longer than anticipated.

23 Jul 2021

MRCP(UK) regularly reviews the guidance provided for candidates and the regulations that govern the examinations.

As part of this process, the regulations for the MRCP(UK) examinations (covering Part 1, Part 2 Written, and Part 2 Clinical (PACES) have been updated to incorporate the amendments introduced last year to support online delivery of the written examinations and the new format for UK PACES.

22 Jul 2021

We are aware of an ongoing techincal issue affecting some UK candidates. If any candidates do experience issues booking their exam centre online please contact our office and our team will be able to support.

For more information on the SCE in Respiratory Medicine click here

 

21 Jul 2021

We wish to advise that the following results have now been issued

  • 2021/01 Rheumatology SCE
  • 2021/02 ESEGH

Canidates can view their results here.

 

20 Jul 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

19 Jul 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 training grade and plans for Higher Specialty Training.

19 Jul 2021

Despite the removal of COVID-19 social distancing regulations in England from 19 July 2021, we would like to advise UK PACES candidates that all established infection control measures will remain in place for all PACES examination venues in the UK until further notice. These measures include:

7 Jul 2021

The results for the 2021/01 European Board Examination in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (EBEEDM) and the 2021/01 Endocrinology & Diabetes SCE have now been released.

MRCP(UK) login.

21 Jun 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written 2021/02 exam on 22 June 2021 has been cancelled for candidates sitting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This decision is due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and was made at the request of the local authorities and our partners in British Council due to the latest government guidance released yesterday (20 June).

Candidates will automatically be entered into the 2021/03 diet, on 5 October 2021, and will not need to reapply. Alternatively, they can request a full refund and we will process this upon receipt of a confirmation email.

16 Jun 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written 2021/02 exam on 22 June 2021 has been cancelled for candidates sitting in Chennai, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram. This decision is due to ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Candidates will automatically be entered into the 2021/03 diet on 5 October 2021, and will not need to reapply. Alternatively, they can request a full refund.

We appreciate that this is disappointing given the time spent preparing for this exam and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

4 Jun 2021

Due to the number of provisional applicants who have subsequently passed, there are a number of spaces that have arisen in various centres across the UK. We invite candidates that originally applied for the 2021/2 diet that did not initially secure a space to complete the survey below to note their interest.

Click here to complete the survey

Please note the following:

Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

25 May 2021

UK Provisional PACES 2021/2

25 May 2021

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:

24 May 2021

Due to the number of provisional applicants who have subsequently passed, there are a number of spaces that have arisen in various centres across the UK. We invite candidates that originally applied for the 2021/2 diet that did not initially secure a space to complete the survey below to note their interest.

Click here to complete the survey

Please note the following:

11 May 2021

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a number of positions to the SCE Examining Boards

  • Rheumatology Board Chair
  • Medical Oncology Board Chair
  • Acute medicine Board member
  • ESEGH Board member
  • Dermatology Board member

A full list of the posts’ and the associated duties and responsibilities can be found here.

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