30 Aug 2018

Candidates should note that there is an amendment to the MRCP(UK) Appeals Regulations, in paragraph 3.10.  This outlines the procedure followed if a candidate is not satisfied with the outcome of an appeal.

28 Aug 2018

During the January to March 2019 PACES

20 Aug 2018

We are aware of the current weather conditions in Kerala and are currently working with British Council in Kerala as a matter of urgency in assessing a possible solution.

Once a decision has been made, we will communicate the decision to all affected candidates.

1 Aug 2018

We would like to reassure candidates that the results for the Rheumatology Specialty Certificate Examination released on Wednesday 25 July are correct.

Some candidates may be aware of a text error in the letter that was sent to failing candidates. This error was corrected on Friday 27 July and all candidates directly affected have been contacted by MRCP(UK).

If you remain concerned please contact

24 Jul 2018

It has been an interesting and enjoyable five years with candidate numbers continuing to grow substantially around the world. I have been particularly pleased that we have reduced the cost of some of our examinations, developed new examinations for European specialists, and taken MRCP(UK) into new partner countries, including the USA. The clinical examination remains a great strength and I hope that the changes made in the PACES 2020 project will maintain its relevance and continue to drive the acquisition of core bedside skills.

13 Jul 2018

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce the launch of the new Physicians’

6 Jun 2018

MRCP(UK) are delighted to announce that the Part 1 examination can now be sat in the USA. This is the first time any part of the examination has been available in North America. 

We have opened applications for the 2018/3 MRCP(UK) Part 1 examination at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, close to Newark Airport. 

For more information on the exam and how to apply, click here

1 Jun 2018

Candidates who are due to sit the PACES 2018/02 examination may be aware that results may not be confirmed until after the upcoming application periods have closed.

If you think you will want to sit PACES during 29 September – 2 December 2018, should you be unsuccessful in your latest attempt, you are permitted to submit a provisional application. This should be done in the usual manner.

24 May 2018

In accordance with its regulations, MRCP(UK) has determined that an overall scaled score of 540 or greater will be considered a pass from the next sitting of the Part 1 Examination, in 2018/3.

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

30 Apr 2018

We are aware some candidates are having difficulties accessing their results. We are looking into this with IT on top priority and shall announce once this is resolved.

27 Apr 2018

We are recruiting UK trainees from across the country to take part in two pilot examinations to test the new PACES 2020 carousel encounters. The events, which will take place this summer in London and Edinburgh, will be a free training opportunity for those seeking to improve their skills.

PACES 2020 pilots will:

23 Apr 2018

The MRCP(UK) PACES candidate services office is aware that some candidates may not have received the admission documents sent out on Friday 20 April 2018.

Our IT department are currently looking in to this and we aim to have them re-sent by the end of Monday 23 April 2018.

Thank you for your patience.

MRCP(UK) PACES Candidate Services

20 Apr 2018

The Association of Palliative Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking a Chair of the Palliative Medicine SCE

17 Apr 2018

The Society for Acute Medicine, the British Thoracic Society and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint members of the Acute Medicine and Respiratory Medicine SCE Examining Boards.

29 Mar 2018

Please be advised that the three Royal Colleges of Physicians will be closed for the Easter bank holiday from Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April 2018. 

If you have a query please check the website before contacting us.

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7 Mar 2018

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of quality criteria for General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) registrars, to be implemented from 1 August 2018. This builds on the learning and success of quality criteria for core medical training in 2015.

1 Mar 2018

We wish to advise that the MRCP(UK) PACES examination at Musgrove Park Academy, Musgrove Park Hospital, due to take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018 has been cancelled. South West England has been escalated to a red weather warning which is a ‘risk to life’ snow warning. This decision has not been made lightly but we have a duty of care to our candidates, patients and examiners and for their own safety we cannot ask them to travel in such adverse weather.  

1 Mar 2018

Join our live webinar from the launch of a new set of quality criteria for General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) Registrars on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 6pm.

Those watching will have the opportunity to get involved and have their say during the debate which will discuss the new quality criteria and how they can help to support doctors in medical training, at a time when many are struggling to balance heavy service demands with the high quality educational opportunities they need to progress.

27 Feb 2018

With the current weather warnings for the UK and Ireland, candidates are reminded to take this into account when making travel arrangements for the Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology SCE.

Further information regarding the weather warnings can be found at the following:

26 Feb 2018

We are aware of the severe weather; please note the PACES UK examinations are still going ahead, and we will announce updates if centres have been affected.

Please allow plenty of time to get to your examination centre.


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