News

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.

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:

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.  

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

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:

25 Mar 2021

We have a number of new vacancies on our boards:

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.

8 Mar 2021

Part 1 and Part 2

22 Feb 2021

Part 1: UK

The contingency exam for the first diet will run entirely online on 30 March. All candidates who have been transferred to this from the main exam in January have already been contacted.

17 Feb 2021

We are aware that a small number of candidates may not be able to sit the online versions of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 and 2 Written examinations. We will review requests to sit a printed version of the examination from candidates who consider themselves unable to sit the online version of the examination. Each request will be considered by the MRCP(UK) policy team and where appropriate arrangements will be made for a printed version of the examination to be provided; this may be in a centre allocated by MRCP(UK).

8 Feb 2021

The following information is correct at the time of publishing.

Part 1

The contingency exam, for candidates whose centre place was cancelled and any candidates who experienced technical issues with the remote online exam, will take place on 30 March 2021. This will run entirely online, and affected candidates will have been enrolled into it automatically.

Part 2

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

Part 1

The contingency exam, for candidates whose centre place was cancelled and any candidates who experienced technical issues with the remote online exam, will take place on 30 March 2021. This will run entirely online, and affected candidates will have been enrolled into it automatically.

Part 2

11 Jan 2021

The following information is correct at the time of publishing.

Part 1: UK

As a consequence of the latest lockdown restrictions announced by the governments of the UK, the Federation of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians has taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the paper-based Part 1 examination due to take place in written centres in all four UK nations on Tuesday 12 January.

This decision does not affect those candidates who are already confirmed to sit the Part 1 examination online on 12 January.  

8 Jan 2021

We had previously stated, following the recent lockdown restrictions across the UK, that we were aiming to go ahead with the Part 1 examination in Scotland.

Unfortunately, however it quickly became apparent that a number of indirect results of these restrictions meant that it would become extremely difficult to run our physical centres and that we would see a significant number of short notice cancellations with limited ability to influence this.

7 Jan 2021

As a consequence of the latest lockdown restrictions announced by the governments of the UK, the Federation of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians has taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the paper-based Part 1 examination due to take place in written centres in all four UK nations on Tuesday 12 January.

This decision does not affect those candidates who are already confirmed to sit the Part 1 examination online on 12 January. 

5 Jan 2021

We are currently reviewing the full details of the latest UK government lockdown restrictions to understand the impact these will have on the upcoming Part 1 exam on 12 January 2021 for candidates sitting in England. We will contact all candidates affected with more information as soon as possible.