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Overview of MRCOG Part 3

  • September 24, 2019

To obtain Membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaeacology, you will need to sit MRCOG Part 1, MRCOG Part 2 and MRCOG Part 3.

To work at ST3+ level within the NHS, you will then need a pass in IELTS or OET to evidence your English language skills.

Where can I sit MRCOG Part 3?

London, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.

Click here to book the exam.

How much does MRCOG Part 3 cost?



Hong Kong






Examination Format

MRCOG Part 3 is an OSCE style exam and it consists of 14 clinical stations.

You will be assessed in the context of 5 domains:

  • Patient safety
  • Communication with patients and their relatives
  • Communication with colleagues
  • Information gathering
  • Applied clinical knowledge

Each task is 12 minutes in length, and this includes 2 minutes of initial reading time.

There will be two types of tasks that you will be tested on:

  1. Simulated patient/colleague tasks – You will interact with an actor who has been trained and briefed in their role.
  2. Structured discussion tasks – You will interact directly with the examiner. The examiner will have a list of detailed questions and they may give you additional information if the scenario evolves further.

What will I be tested on?

Your teaching skills, core surgical skills, postoperative care, antenatal care, maternal medicine, management of labour, management of delivery, postpartum problems (the puerperium), gynaecological problems, subfertility, sexual and reproductive health, early pregnancy care, gynaecological oncology and urogynaecology and pelvic floor problems.

Useful Revision Resources


Tasks for Part 3 MRCOG Clinical Assessment (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)

Part 3 MRCOG: Your Essential Revision Guide

Get Through MRCOG Part 3

MRCOG Part 3: 50 Clinical Scenarios


MRCOG Course

Ace Course

MRCOG Revision Courses

Cambridge Course

Question Banks

MRCOG Question Bank

Tips to passing MRCOG Part 3

  1. Refine your communication skills

Your clinical knowledge is of course a vital element to your assessment within the exam, however, it is also important that you know how to communicate safely and correctly.


Always introduce yourself to the patient

Encourage patients to ask questions

Explain difficult concepts and avoid medical jargon

Do not speak too quickly

Listen to the patient and pick up clues, verbal and non-verbal

  1. Make sure you have all of the required practical knowledge
  2. Prepare for all types of stations
  3. Go on a revision course

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References (2019). How to pass the MRCOG first time. [online] Available at: [Accessed 24 Sep. 2019]. (2019). How to pass the MRCOG first time. [online] Available at: [Accessed 24 Sep. 2019].

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. (2019). Part 3 MRCOG: format. [online] Available at: [Accessed 24 Sep. 2019].

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. (2019). Part 3 MRCOG: syllabus. [online] Available at: [Accessed 24 Sep. 2019].


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