Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom - MRCP(UK)
We work together with partner colleges in the UK in the development and delivery of the Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians examination.
The MRCP(UK) examination plays an essential role in the continuing professional development of physicians in the United Kingdom and abroad. For physicians training in the UK it is a pre-requisite for those wishing to undergo training in a medically related specialty. For those working outside the UK, it plays an important role in measuring levels of attainment. The aim of the MRCP(UK) Examination is to identify those physicians who, having undertaken a period of general training, have acquired the necessary professional knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to benefit from a programme of higher specialist training with confidence and enthusiasm.
You can choose to apply to sit Part 1, Part 2 Written and Part 2 PACES examinations through the Glasgow, Edinburgh or London Colleges. Our college, here in Glasgow, is centrally located in the city with good local, national and international transport links. Our experienced staff members are responsible for all stages of candidate administration from application through to results, appreciate the issues facing candidates and are happy to offer support to those sitting in any of our examination centres. We welcome all enquiries, made in person, by letter, by email or by telephone. You are invited also to visit the College to discuss any aspect of your application or the examination itself.
You can access information regarding the Examination, including Examination Regulations, at: www.mrcpuk.org
MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) - Information now available about Fast Track
Further details are now available about Fast Track for MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (PACES) running in UK centres in January to April 2013. This is an opportunity for any candidate applying for an ST3 post in Spring 2013 to request to sit PACES again within the same PACES assessment period should they be unsuccessful in their initial attempt.
Candidates should be aware there will be limited places and it is unlikely that all applicants can be accommodated.
Further details on how and when candidates can apply for Fast Track are now available on the MRCP(UK) website.
You can apply to the our College to sit examinations in the following centres:
Part 1: Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Liverpool
Part 2 written: Glasgow and Belfast
Part 2 PACES: Varying locations throughout Scotland and at centres in England and, on occasion, Northern Ireland.
Award of Diploma
When you pass your final Part 2 examination and are eligible for award, you will be invited to attend an Admission Ceremony at the College to collect your diploma.
Membership of the College
We are keen to involve you in College life: you are able to join the College and make a contribution before you have passed the examination. Once successful, in addition to award of the MRCP(UK) diploma, you will be invited to take up Membership of the College. In joining us here in Glasgow, you will be part of a growing membership committed to ensuring high standards of medical practice through assessment and continuing professional development. Benefits include access to our extensive continuing education programme and programme of travelling fellowships, supporting visits to clinics, courses and meetings overseas.
You can view information on our membership categories, learn how you can contribute to College life and see the benefits offered by going to Join Us.
For information on upcoming examination dates and examination fees please visit www.mrcpuk.org.
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