News

16 Sep 2020

The online version of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination took place on Tuesday 15 September. This was the first time that our written examination has been conducted simultaneously in physical examination centres across the world and online for some candidates sitting in the UK, and overall it went well under very difficult and unprecedented circumstances.  

14 Sep 2020

We are sorry to advise that the following 2020/3 MRCP(UK) Part 1 exams have been cancelled. 

  • Jeddah - due to ongoing safety concerns due to the continued outbreak of COVID-19 
  • Chennai and Kerala - due to issues arising from COVID-19 causing delays in shipping key exam materials

All affected candidates have been emailed directly. We appreciate that this is exceptionally disappointing and would like to apologise sincerely for any inconvenience this will cause. 

11 Sep 2020

The health questionnaire will be distributed today to candidates sitting the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination in UK centres on 15 September. A link will be sent via email (please check your junk folder). The questionnaire will take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Candidates should ensure that they have completed the questionnaire by 10am on Monday 14 September.

11 Sep 2020

We would like to reassure candidates that the UK Part 1 examination scheduled for Tuesday 15 September will be running as previously planned. 

The UK government’s recent changes to restrictions on social gatherings, effective from 14 September, does not affect the sitting of exams. Unfortunately however, some UK centres are now running at reduced capacity due to changes to local restrictions and candidates affected by this have been contacted directly.

7 Sep 2020

Messages have recently been circulated via WhatsApp and Facebook inviting people to become members of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK or offering fake MRCP(UK) certificates.

We do not communicate to candidates via any mobile apps regarding obtaining membership and/or MRCP(UK) licensing. Messages such as these are fraudulent and should not be responded to.

1 Sep 2020

We are sorry to advise that the 2020/03 MRCP(UK) Part 1 written exams in Myanmar and Pakistan have been cancelled at the request of the local authorities.

These cancellations are due to ongoing concerns about the continued COVID-19 outbreak. A number of guidelines on safety have been implemented, including suspending all exams until further notice.

We are now working closely with our delivery partners to secure spaces for the next available Part 1 exam.

1 Sep 2020

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint a new Cardiology representative to the MRCP(UK) Part 1

25 Aug 2020

New for 2020, we have introduced an online, computer based version of the MRCP(UK) Part 1 exam. Delivery will remain the same in terms of content and format but will be taken via the Surpass assessment system, where candidates will be monitored by an online invigilator in real time.

For those taking this version, we have some guidelines, advice and frequently asked questions to help you prepare. 

UK online exam guidance

14 Aug 2020

Communications for UK based candidates

17 Jun 2020

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is pleased to confirm that MRCP(UK) clinical and written examinations will recommence from this Autumn, both in the UK and internationally, dependent on the impact of COVID-19 in each country and in accordance with their latest policies on travel, social distancing and infection control. All examination dates will be confirmed as soon as possible and we will provide candidates with further details and guidance on how things will run on the day ahead of their exam date.

Restarting PACES in the UK

5 Jun 2020

We wish to advise candidates that the opening of the

3 Jun 2020

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is focussed on restarting all assessments; MRCP(UK) Parts 1 & 2, PACES and Specialty Certificate Examinations, in September as currently scheduled. We have been working closely with our third party providers to find new dates for the SCE's and European specialty examinations that were cancelled early in the pandemic and are pleased to confirm these have now been rearranged.

29 May 2020

The registration period for the 2020/3 MRCP(UK) Part 1 written examination will open on Monday 8 June 2020. The examination is expected to take place on 15 September 2020.

4 May 2020

It has come to our attention that messages have recently been circulated via the messaging service WhatsApp and Facebook inviting people to become members of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK. We would like to make it clear that we do not communicate to candidates via any mobile apps regarding obtaining membership and/or MRCP(UK) licensing. Messages such as these are fraudulent and should not be responded to.

Click here or more information on our exams.

25 Mar 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from Monday 16 March until September 2020. 

18 Mar 2020

Due to an IT systems issue, candidates may be temporarily unable to view their exam results in their MRCP(UK) online accounts.  We are currently working to correct this and will update this page once systems have been restored.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing candidates.

10 Mar 2020

From 08.00 GMT on Saturday 14 March 2020, the ‘My MRCP(UK)’ area of the website will be unavailable as part of essential IT upgrade work. Service is expected to resume at 18:00 GMT on Sunday 15 March 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please submit any related enquiries via the contact us page.

6 Jan 2020

Due to the closure of the British Council offices in Iraq, the MRCP(UK) Part 1 2020/1 examinations due to take place in Erbil and Baghdad tomorrow (Tuesday 7 January) have been cancelled.

All candidates due to sit the exam will have their fee refunded in full.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Click here for International exam dates information.