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Become a PACES Examiner

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 the country of practice).
  • Have been involved with physicians in training within the last two years.
  • (UK only) Participate in revalidation, including annual appraisal in the 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 Member 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 completed PACES examiner training.
  • Commit to examining 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 become a UK-based examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, please download the PACES Examiner Application form below and click on the link contained in the document to complete the online form. By completing the online form your application will automatically be sent to the Glasgow team.

If you have any questions and/or completed applications for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, please email

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