Updated regulations for MRCP(UK) exams

28 Aug 2020

The MRCP(UK) regulations have been updated to reflect the changes that have recently been introduced to facilitate delivery of the examinations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These amendments to the regulations outline the new requirements in relation to delivery of paper-based examinations, online examinations, and the new PACES format.

Candidates should note that they will now be required to:

  • Complete and submit a health questionnaire prior to sitting and provide a contact telephone number. Further information about this will be provided ahead of sitting.
  • Undergo a temperature check at the examination venue. If your temperature is equal to or above 37.8 degrees, you will not be permitted entry to the examination.
  • Wear a mask for the duration of the written examination. If you are exempt from wearing a mask for medical reasons you MUST inform MRCP(UK) by noon on Friday 4 September using the reasonable adjustments application process and provide medical evidence to support this.
  • Bring your own stationery if you are sitting Part 1 or Part 2 Written: an eraser, a pencil sharpener and 2B pencils.

Full information can be found in the Regulations Amendments 2020 document.

Additional information for candidates sitting the online version of Part 1 can be found here.

Please contact policy.officer@mrcpuk.org if you have any queries.