To work in Medicine or sub-specialities such as Cardiology, Respiratory and Gastroenterology at ST3+ level, you will need full MRCP and a pass in IELTS or OET.
To obtain full MRCP, you will need to pass the following exams:
MRCP Part 1
MRCP Part 2
In today’s blog post, we provide you with an overview of MRCP Part 1. We provide you with the cost of the exam, international test centres, the examination format, modules tested and some useful revision resources to aid your studies.
MRCP Part 1
UK Cost: £419
International Cost: £594
What overseas test centres can I sit MRCP Part 1 in?
Bahrain (Manama), Bangladesh (Dhaka), Egypt (Cairo), Ghana (Accra), Hong Kong , Iceland (Reykjavik), India (Kerala), India (Kolkata), India (Mumbai) , India (New Delhi), Iraq (Baghdad), Iraq (Erbil), Jordan (Amman), Kenya (Nairobi), Kuwait (Kuwait City), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Malta, Myanmar, Nepal (Kathmandu), Oman (Muscat), Pakistan (Karachi), Pakistan (Lahore), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan (Khartoum), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United States of America (New Jersey), West Indies (Barbados, West Indies (Trinidad), Zimbabwe (Harare).
Summary of MRCP Part 1
Two three-hour papers
200 multiple-choice (best of five) questions
What is the examination format?
MRCP Part 1 exam has two-paper format.
Each paper is three hours long and contains 100 multiple choice questions in a best of five format. The exam will test your core medical knowledge, comprehension and assess the ability to interpret the information presented and test your core knowledge.
You will be presented with a clinical scenario or question and then five possible options, only one is correct. Please note, the other four options will be closely related to the correct option, but less correct, therefore acting as plausible alternatives. Each correct answer will be awarded as one mark and there is no negative marking.
What will I be tested on?
Clinical Haematology and Oncology
Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology
Infection Diseases and GUM
What does the Clinical Sciences module comprise of?
Cell, Molecular and Membrane Biology, Clinical Anatomy, Clinical biochemistry and metabolism, clinical physiology, genetics, immunology, statistics, epidemiology and evidence-based medicine.
Useful Revision Resources
Essential Revision Notes for MRCP
Basic Sciences for Core Medical Training and the MRCP
Best of Five MCQs for the MRCP Part 1 Pack (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)
Basic Medical Sciences for MRCP Part 1, 3e (MRCP Study Guides)
Relocation to the UK
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