21 Mar 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stuart Hood as the new associate medical director for clinical examinations for the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. In accordance with the responsibilities of his role, Stuart will become the chair of the MRCP(UK) clinical

14 Mar 2019

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is delighted to announce the successful launch of the MRCP(UK) PACES examination in Aga Khan University’s Medical College (AKU), Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first location in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer the exam and the 25th MRCP(UK) international PACES centre. This follows the introduction of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 written exam in October 2018.

4 Mar 2019

During the June to August 2019 PACES

25 Jan 2019

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is looking for new Consultant and Trainee members for the Scenario Writing Group. This work involves producing new scenarios for the PACES Examination.

To apply for one of these positions send a covering letter and CV to The closing date for the positions is 25 February 2019.

For more information please click here.



21 Jan 2019

We are pleased to announce that the General Medical Council (GMC) has approved our proposed changes to the MRCP(UK) PACES examination.

Dr Ken Dagg, Medical Director for Assessment said "Approval from the GMC is a welcome outcome and endorses our plans to ensure that our clinical examination continues to reflect the best clinical practice and maintains the highest levels of validity and reliability."

The new format, which will be introduced in 2020 includes the following: