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Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – MRCOG
The MRCOG is intended for people who wish to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Passing the MRCOG grants you membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
of the UK. MRCOG is also highly regarded in many other places in the world including the Middle East, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. MRCOG is a two-part exam, but starting September 2016, changes will be made which include cancelling the Part 2 oral exam and adding a Part 3 OSCE instead.
You must be a graduate of a medical school recognized by the Royal College. You do not need any postgraduate training to be eligible to sit Part 1. You must have at least 4 years of obstetrics and gynecology training to qualify to sit Part 2. Candidates must attempt the Part 2 exam on at least one occasion within 7 years of passing the Part 1 exam.
MRCOG Part 1 Exam
Part 1 consists of 2 papers each lasting 2.5 hours for 100 MCQ questions. Part 1 covers the basic and applied sciences relevant to the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Candidates must achieve a set pass mark which varies according to the difficulty of the exam.
Part 1 is available in Egypt in January and July . The fees are £360.
MRCOG Part 2 Exam
Part 2 consists of a written exam, which has 2 formats; one MCQ exam and one extended matching exam divided into two sessions on the same day. Each session is 3 hours long and has 50 MCQ questions and 50 extended matching questions.
Candidates must achieve a set pass mark which varies according to the difficulty of the exam.
Part 2 is available in Egypt in January and July . The fees are £360.
MRCOG Part 3 Exam
Part 3 is a Clinical Assessment and aims to assess candidates’ ability to apply core clinical skills in the context of the skills, knowledge, attitudes and competencies as defined in the Part 2 MRCOG curriculum. The exam will assess five core skill domains which are patient safety, communicating with patients, communicating with colleagues, information gathering and applied clinical knowledge. The exam will consist of 14 tasks in a circuit each 12 minutes long. Candidates must achieve a set pass mark which varies according to the difficulty of the exam. Candidates who pass the Part 2 written will be required to attempt Part 3 within the following 7 years.
Part 3 will be available in November and will be available as a stand-alone test separate from Part 2 with its own application and regulations.
Part is held in 2 locations:
London, with fees of £420
Hong Kong, with fees of £350
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