Become a PACES Examiner

Become a PACES Examiner

We require experienced clinicians to become examiners and assess candidates undergoing the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Exam (PACES).

MRCP(UK) PACES examiner eligibility

To be considered for appointment as a PACES examiner, you must:

  • Hold MRCP(UK) (desirable).
  • (UK only) Be a Collegiate Member or Fellow in good standing of one of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK.
  • (Non-UK only) Hold Fellowship of one of the UK colleges of physicians and be in good standing.
  • Be GMC registered with a licence to practise and in good standing (or regulatory equivalent in country of practice).
  • Have been involved with physicians in training within the last two years.
  • (UK only) Participate in revalidation, including annual appraisal in current post, and adhere to CPD requirements.
  • (UK only) Have undergone equality and diversity training within the past three years.
  • Be interested in, but not necessarily expert in, medical assessment.
  • Be a Collegiate Members who has achieved the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be on the specialist register, and be in a substantive consultant post.

Examiner commitment

To become a PACES Examiner and retain examiner status you must:

  • Maintain adherence to the criteria.
  • Have successfully complete PACES examiner training.
  • Commit to examine at least 6 cycles (30 candidates) per annum (averaged over 2 years), i.e. a minimum of 2/3 days examining per year.
  • Abide by the PACES examiner code of conduct.

You will be asked to confirm the above on an annual basis. If you are unable to take part in the required number of cycles over 2 years, you will be asked to refresh your examiner training.

Becoming a PACES examiner in the UK

If you are applying to examine for Edinburgh or Glasgow, please download the PACES Examiner Application form, complete and return it to the college of which you are a member or fellow, or your chosen college if you are a fellow of more than one college.


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