News

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).

18 Aug 2021

The MRCP(UK) examinations are recognised around the world as quality benchmarks of medical knowledge and clinical skills. The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is committed to the continuous improvement of the academic standards of examinations to help ensure the best possible care for patients by highly skilled physicians.

17 Aug 2021

There have been a number of MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 candidates who have approached us to query whether their chance of passing depends on which diet of the year they take the exam. The simple answer is no, the chance of any given candidate passing the exam is the same in all diets.

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.

21 Jun 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written 2021/02 exam on 22 June 2021 has been cancelled for candidates sitting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This decision is due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and was made at the request of the local authorities and our partners in British Council due to the latest government guidance released yesterday (20 June).

Candidates will automatically be entered into the 2021/03 diet, on 5 October 2021, and will not need to reapply. Alternatively, they can request a full refund and we will process this upon receipt of a confirmation email.

16 Jun 2021

We are sorry to advise that the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written 2021/02 exam on 22 June 2021 has been cancelled for candidates sitting in Chennai, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram. This decision is due to ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Candidates will automatically be entered into the 2021/03 diet on 5 October 2021, and will not need to reapply. Alternatively, they can request a full refund.

We appreciate that this is disappointing given the time spent preparing for this exam and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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:

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.  

11 Jan 2021

2021/1 diet of Part 2 written examination to move online for candidates sitting in the UK and international candidates who require the exam for career progression