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Overview of MRCP Part 1

  • June 10, 2019

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
  • PACES

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
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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?

Cardiology

15

Clinical Haematology and Oncology

15

Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology

16

Clinical Sciences

25

Dermatology

8

Endocrinology

15

Geriatric Medicine

4

Gastroenterology

15

Infection Diseases and GUM

15

Neurology

15

Nephrology

15

Ophthalmology

4

Psychiatry

8

Respiratory Medicine

15

Rheumatology

15

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

Books

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)

Question Banks

Pass Medicine

Pastest

On Examination

Practice Papers

MRCP UK

Question Quiz

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Relocation to the UK

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