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Royal College launches Bristol Exam Centre for surgical trainees

23 Jun 2023

MRCS Part B exam now open for applications through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

A new examination centre for surgical trainees has launched in Bristol, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has announced.

The centre, hosted at the city’s Ashton Gate Stadium, will offer the MRCS Part B examination – an intercollegiate exam run by the four surgical Royal Colleges in the UK and Ireland.

Applications are now open for the MRCS Part B examination diet, which will run on Tuesday 8 October 2024. The closing date for applications is 18 July 2024.

Eng Ong, Surgical Examinations Director at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, said: “We are delighted to open this new examination centre in response to demand from surgical trainees based in and around the South West of England.

“Ashton Gate Stadium provides an easily-accessible location, with individual hospitality boxes helping us to ensure the same, gold-standard examination experience as our other locations in the UK and internationally. With direct trains from London, Bristol is also a great location for those travelling from further afield.

“We are very much looking forward to bringing our experienced MRCS examination team to Bristol in October.”

The College is also offering candidates a MRCS Part B package, which includes:

  • Free Affiliate membership to the College, providing opportunities and resources to support career progression
  • No membership subscription fees for up to 12 months after passing the MRCS

Applicants can also receive a discount on the MRCS Part B preparation course in Glasgow, helping candidates to get exam-ready.

Applications are also open for candidates to sit the exam in Glasgow at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, taking place on 15-16 October 2024. The deadline to submit applications for this centre is Thursday 18 July 2024.

The MRCS Part B is an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE), examining applied knowledge and skills. It includes 18 examined stations each of nine minutes’ duration.

For more information about the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s MRCS Part B package, please visit our website, or email us on: The closing date for preparation course applications is Wednesday 21 August 2024.

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