PACES exams weekly update: 7 December

7 Dec 2020

Prioritisation Criteria

A reminder that prioritisation criteria for UK PACES places in 2021/1 have now been published and are available on the website: We anticipate that the number of applications will exceed the available exam places but the College Exam teams are working hard to maximise the number of candidates we can assess in the first 6 months of 2021. Read more here.

International PACES

PACES exams have now been completed in Pakistan, Singapore and UAE, with Malta running next week. It is currently planned to have 12 centres holding PACES in 2021.1 – including Egypt, UAE, Oman, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Applications for these exams have now closed.

Candidate Questionnaire

PACES candidates receive a questionnaire after they have completed the exam. This can be submitted anonymously, and we are keen to receive specific feedback. If you recently sat PACES (either in the UK or in an International centre) please do provide feedback as this allows us to improve the exam experience and the service we provide

Appeal Process

We wish to remind candidates that MRCP(UK) has an appeal process for candidates who feel they have been disadvantaged in any of our exams. Details are available here.

Live MRCP(UK) Twitter chats

The next PACES Twitter Q&A session is on Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 3pm GMT.


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