Following our announcement in January that the MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations would not take place in February 2021, the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) can now confirm that the next MRCS Part B and DO-HNS Part 2 examinations will take place in May 2021, as originally scheduled. There will be an additional MRCS Part B OSCE between Saturday 3 and Sunday 11 July 2021. This means that, as usual, there will be three diets of this examination in 2021, in May, July and October.

The May 2021 MRCS Part B (OSCE) will be delivered in-person, maintaining social distancing, and the exam format will be the same as in October 2020, as previously announced to candidates. Read more here.

We are currently accepting applications for the July 2021 diet. The closing date for applications for the MRCS Part B examination in July 2021 will be Friday 16 April 2021. Results will be published on Friday 30 July 2021. More information regarding the additional MRCS Part B diet can be found here.

FRCS Ophthalmology - Part 3

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

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  • Award of the Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow indicates that a candidate has a sound knowledge of the scientific basis of ophthalmology and is experienced and competent at applying that knowledge to patients suffering from common ophthalmic conditions.

    The Fellowship should be perceived as a validation of an ophthalmologist's knowledge, experience and training. Candidates achieving this standard are judged to have the skills of a General Ophthalmologist and to be able to manage patients and their ophthalmic conditions independently in a safe and professional manner.

    Fellowship is not intended to validate sub-specialist expertise and does not provide direct entry to higher specialist training in the UK.


    Membership of the College

    On completion of the final part of FRCS Ophthalmology, successful candidates will be invited to proceed to admission to the College. In joining us, you will be part of a growing membership committed to ensuring high standards of practice through assessment and continuing professional development.

    You can view information on our membership categories, learn how you can contribute to College life and see the benefits offered by visiting our Join Us pages.


    Before applying for this examination, ensure you have read and understood the supporting documentation including the examination regulations.

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