Exams

COVID-19: Can I travel to my exam during lockdown?

COVID-19: Can I travel to my exam during lockdown?

Attendance at and necessary travel to essential educational events should be treated in the same way as undertaking direct clinical care in terms of the requirements of COVID-19 guidance.

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Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

Safe and secure – running exams in a pandemic

On the 23rd March this year we closed the doors to our College buildings in Glasgow. With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise, the Scottish Government joined with the other administrations across the UK to put the country on lockdown. Offices and non-essential shops were closed, along with public spaces such as libraries, communal parks and playgrounds, and places of worship.

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MRCS Part A: September 2020

MRCS Part A: September 2020

The four Surgical Royal Colleges are pleased to announce that the September 2020 MRCS Part A examination will be delivered remotely as an online assessment. As a consequence, the capacity of this examination will no longer be limited by COVID-19 restrictions and candidates will be able to sit the examination without the requirement to travel to an examination centre. The format and syllabus of the examination will remain the same. The examination will take place on 15 September 2020 only; all candidates who have applied to sit the MRCS Part A in September, along with those who have been transferred from the April 2020 diet, will be accommodated on this date.

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Re-starting Examination Activity: Update

Re-starting Examination Activity: Update

We are now accepting applications for examinations to be held in September 2020 onwards as per the advertised opening/closing dates. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are currently working as a College, and in conjunction with our Intercollegiate partners, to identify ways to continue to deliver examinations whilst adhering to the relevant Government guidance. The safety of our candidates, examiners and staff is our key priority.

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New JRCPTB “Training matters” newsletter

New JRCPTB “Training matters” newsletter

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) has published its latest digital newsletter. “Training matters”.

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Colleges plan to resume surgical exams in September 2020

Colleges plan to resume surgical exams in September 2020

The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) and the four Surgical Royal Colleges are intending to resume examination activity for the MRCS and DO-HNS from September 2020, dependant on relevant Government and Scientific advice.

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John Hines appointed as new Chair of ICBSE

John Hines appointed as new Chair of ICBSE

The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) are delighted to announce that the Presidents of the four Royal Surgical Colleges have appointed Mr John Hines as the next ICBSE Chair.

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UPDATED: MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

UPDATED: MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from Monday 16 March until September 2020.

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COVID-19: Exams for doctors in training

COVID-19: Exams for doctors in training

Joint statement from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, COPMED and GMC on exams for doctors in training on Thursday 19th March 2020

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MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

MRCP(UK) and Specialty Certificate Examinations cancelled until September 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from today, Monday 16 March, until September 2020.

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