Part 1 & Part 2 Written Update

MRCP(UK) Written examinations in 2022 will continue to be delivered entirely online using a proctoring service via the Surpass assessment system. This is available for candidates within the UK and Republic of Ireland. Read more here.

Part 2 Clinical (PACES) Update

We are mindful of the potential impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on PACES examinations in the early part of 2022. All spaces for the 2022/1 diet have now been filled and we cannot accommodate any changes at this time. As spaces become available they will be offered out to candidates on the waiting list. Currently, the exams are still scheduled to go ahead and the examination departments from Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Physicians are in close contact with their host centres to consider what contingency measures may be required in light of this new variant.

We strongly recommend that candidates keep monitoring the MRCP(UK) website for further updates as well as social media.

MRCP(UK) Specialty Examinations

Specialty Certificate Examinations

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, in association with the Specialist Societies, has embarked upon a programme to deliver Specialty Certificate Examinations within the new specialist training structure. The aim of these national assessments, which will complement workplace-based assessments, is to ensure that trainees have sufficient knowledge of their specialty to practice safely and competently as consultants.

The examinations are computer-based and have been rolled out from 2008 onwards. The following specialties are participating in the development of the Specialty Certificate Examinations under the aegis of the MRCP(UK) Central Office:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology

For further information on Specialty Certificate Examinations, visit the MRCP(UK) website.

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