MRCP(UK) PACES Fast Track 2017/2

PACES Fast Track Places – June-July 2017

During the June to July 2017 PACES assessment period, MRCP(UK) is running a very limited PACES Fast Track scheme. This offer is only available to trainees who have submitted an ST3 application and can confirm that they have applied for an ST3 post due to start in August 2017.   

This is one of the initiatives MRCP(UK) has taken to aid trainees’ career progression and support run-through training.  It will allow a number of candidates who are unsuccessful in their first PACES attempt during this exam period to have a further opportunity within the same assessment cycle.


Fast Track applications will only be accepted from candidates who meet the following criteria:

Candidates who have applied for an ST3 post in the UK.  Candidates must provide confirmation that they have applied for an ST3 training post due to start in August 2017. All ST3 confirmations will be checked

ALL candidates must have either passed MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination or have applied to sit the exam by the time you sit your first attempt of PACES in the June to July assessment period. 


Please note that candidates applying for Fast Track must ALSO apply for PACES in the June to July assessment period online in the normal way.

Fast Track applications should be made via the SurveyMonkey link between 10.00am on Tuesday, 28 March and 10.00am on Tuesday, 4 April

Applications will only be accepted from eligible candidates. Fast Track applications will be considered incomplete until a separate PACES application has been made and supporting information has been received.

Candidates are strongly recommended to apply at the start of the application period as there will be limited places and it is possible that not all applicants will get a place. 

If you are still waiting for your results from the January – April Assessment period and wish to be considered for Fast Track it is recommend you make a provisional application for both the PACES 2017/2 exam AND PACES Fast Track.

Distribution of places

All Fast Track applicants will be notified by email no later than the end of April 2017 as to whether they have been awarded a provisional place, have been placed on a waiting list or have been unsuccessful. Final allocation of Fast Track places (i.e. centre and date) will be made once places are confirmed.  Accepted candidates are likely to be allocated their first PACES date in early June with any FAST TRACK opportunity being scheduled for mid July.

For more information about PACES Fast Track please see the FAQs.

All enquiries regarding Fast Track should ONLY be made to the PACES Fast Track office on 0131 247 3633 or by email to