Part 2


The MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination can be taken by physicians in training who have passed the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination. It builds on the knowledge assessed in Part 1 and tests the acquisition of a representative sample of medical knowledge, skills and behaviour as specified in the UK Specialty Training Curriculum for Core Medical Training / Curriculum for Internal Medicine.

The Part 2 written examination moved to a single day format at the beginning of 2018. The new examination consists of two, three hour papers each with 100 questions. Click here for more information.

The MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination will test the ability to apply clinical understanding, make clinical judgements and take responsibility for:

  • prioritising diagnostic or problem lists
  • planning investigation
  • selecting a plan for immediate management
  • selecting a plan for long-term management
  • assessing prognosis.

Part 2 Written at a glance

  • two papers taken on one day
  • papers last three hours
  • 100 multiple choice questions (best of five) per paper
  • questions include images
  • sat in an examination hall.


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