MRCS

Statement from Chair of ICBSE re MRCS Part A & Part B, September and October 2020

Statement from Chair of ICBSE re MRCS Part A & Part B, September and October 2020

We understand how difficult and challenging the pandemic has made preparing for and sitting these high-stakes examinations, particularly as day-to-day surgical practice, which is integral to preparation, has been so disrupted for surgical trainees. The pandemic caused all postgraduate medical examinations to be postponed earlier in the year, clearly disrupting candidates hoping to take exams, and worrying for those whose career progression relied on examination success.

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Joint intercollegiate statement: September 2020 MRCS Part A examination

Joint intercollegiate statement: September 2020 MRCS Part A examination

The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) and the four Royal Surgical Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland are aware of concerns regarding the pass mark that has been communicated to candidates for the September 2020 MRCS Part A examination, which was conducted online. We are also aware that the delay in releasing the MRCS Part A results was distressing to candidates.

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