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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.

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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.

10 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:

4 May 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 1 examination in Dhaka, Bangladesh scheduled to take place on 11 May 2021 has been cancelled. This cancellation is due to the ever worsening situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in local lockdowns, restrictions and curfews, and the inevitable impact these will have on our candidates and host centres.

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

30 Apr 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exams in India scheduled to take place on 11 May 2021 have been cancelled. These cancellations are due to ongoing concerns about growing COVID-19 cases, local lockdowns, restrictions and curfews, and the impact these will have on our candidates and host centres.

30 Apr 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam in Pakistan scheduled to take place on 11 May 2021 has been cancelled. This cancellation is due to the recent Pakistan government decision to cancel all exam activity until June.  

27 Apr 2021

The Association of Palliative Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new chair of the Palliative Medicine SCE Board.

21 Apr 2021

We are sorry to advise that the following MRCP(UK) PACES exams in India scheduled to take place in May 2021 have been cancelled. These cancellations are due to concerns about growing COVID-19 cases, the ongoing impact this is having on exam venues, and the recent cancellation of the NEET-PG exams.

19 Apr 2021

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is investing in new digital systems and improvements to its technical infrastructure to greatly improve the user experience for candidates, trainees,

19 Apr 2021

UK PACES prioritisation 2021/2

MRCP(UK) has received feedback in relation to the prioritisation criteria we have used to select candidates for PACES places in the UK during the COVID pandemic. The current prioritisation criteria were established following lengthy discussion and deliberation within the three Royal Colleges.

Prioritisation of candidates in UK training for PACES 2021/2 diet | MRCPUK

19 Apr 2021

General points for 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:

8 Apr 2021

Spaces

As a result of the adaptations to the

1 Apr 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 current need to progress to Higher Specialty Training.

25 Mar 2021

We have a number of new vacancies on our boards:

22 Mar 2021

Arrangements for UK PACES March- May 2021

COVID-19 Antigen testing – Further Update

22 Mar 2021

General points for 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 here.

11 Mar 2021

The British Society of Gastroenterology, the UEMS Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint a new Medical Secretary of the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

8 Mar 2021

MRCP(UK) remains committed to the safety of our patients, candidates, examiners and administrative teams. Accordingly, we are asking candidates and examiners to undertake COVID antigen testing (Lateral Flow Test or PCR) within 48 hours of attending one of our UK PACES venues in the upcoming diet commencing March 2021. Almost all UK healthcare staff will have access to, and already be undertaking, regular lateral flow tests (LFT). Candidates and examiners attending our UK venues will again be required to fill in a screening health questionnaire in advance of attending the exam.

8 Mar 2021

Arrangements for UK PACES March- May 2021

COVID-19 Antigen testing (Lateral Flow Tests)

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