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Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons – MRCS Intercollegiate
The MRCS qualification is a postgraduate diploma offered to surgeons who wish to become members of the Surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland. The MRCS Examination is a two-part exam including both theory and practical assessment. MRCS is also highly regarded in many other places in the world including the Middle East, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
You must be a graduate of a medical school recognized by the Councils of the Royal College. Postgraduate medical training is not necessary to be eligible to apply but is recommended. You must pass Part A before applying for the OSCE.
MRCS Part A Exam
Part A is a one-day two-paper MCQ examination. Each paper is 2 hours and cover generic surgical sciences and applied knowledge including the core knowledge required in all surgical specialties. Paper 1 is the applied sciences MCQ paper and paper 2 is the principle of surgery-in-general MCQ paper. A minimum level of performance is set for each exam and must be passed in both papers.
Part A is available in Egypt three times a year; January, April and September. The fees are £571.
MRCS Part B OSCE Exam
Part B is a one-day Objective Structured Clinical Examination composed of 18 stations with 9 minutes per station. The stations will examine applied knowledge consisting of anatomy, surgical pathology, applied surgical science and critical care as well as applied skills consisting of communication skills, history taking, and clinical and procedural skills. To pass Part B, you must receive a passing score in both applied knowledge and applied skills.
Part B OSCE is available in Egypt three times a year; February, May and October. The fees are £965.
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