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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).

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.

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.

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.

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Please note the following:

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

25 May 2021

UK Provisional PACES 2021/2

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:

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

8 Apr 2021

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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.

22 Mar 2021

Arrangements for UK PACES March- May 2021

COVID-19 Antigen testing – Further Update

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)

22 Feb 2021

UK PACES examining remains on course to commence on 13 March 2021. As mentioned in the last newsletter, we have managed to reschedule most of the cancelled centres to later dates in April and May and we continue to work with our host centres to maximise the number of places we can offer. The 2021/1 diet is likely to run in the order of 700 places.

8 Feb 2021

The following information is correct at the time of publishing.

UK PACES start date March 2021

1 Feb 2021

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is closely monitoring the developing situation in Myanmar following reports of the military taking control in the country.

MRCP(UK) delivers written, PACES and SCE examinations in Myanmar and we will keep our candidates and examiners informed of any changes to the running of scheduled examinations, particularly the Part 2 written examination taking place on 23 March 2021.

In the meantime, we would advise candidates to check the website and social media for updates.

 

25 Jan 2021

UK PACES start date March 2021:

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