MRCP Part 2 Examination
MRCP Part 2 – Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
The MRCP Part 2 is built on the knowledge assessed in Part 1 and tests the acquisition of a representative sample of medical knowledge, skills, and behavior as specified in the UK Specialty Training Curriculum for Core Medical Training/Curriculum for Internal Medicine.
What are the eligibility criteria for the MRCP Part 2 exam?
Candidates for the MRCP Part 2 Written Examination and Part 3 Clinical Examination (PACES) must have passed the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination within the preceding seven years.
Applications for these examinations can only be made once confirmation of passing the Part 1 examination has been received.
Experience requirement for PACES
Candidates with less than two years’ experience after graduation are unlikely to be able to apply their clinical knowledge or demonstrate their clinical skills across the broad range of cases required in the PACES examination. It is therefore recommended that candidates should have completed their two-year foundation program and entered Core Medical Training (or an equivalent period of training) before attempting MRCP PACES. Within these two years, not less than four months should have been spent in posts involving the continuing care of emergency medical patients.
Further information can be found in the eligibility instructions.
Dates, fees, and venues
MRCP 2 exam is available in February, June, and September. Further information can be found in the dates and fees document.
How to apply
You can apply online through the Royal College website.
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