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Overview of MRCP Part 2

  • July 24, 2019

To work in Medicine or Medicine sub-specialties, such as Cardiology, Rheumatology, Respiratory or Dermatology, you will need to obtain full MRCP to evidence your knowledge and skills and work at ST3+ level. You will also need a pass in IELTS or OET to evidence your English language skills.

To obtain full MRCP, you will need to obtain the below:

  • MRCP Part 1
  • MRCP Part 2
  • PACES

In today’s blog post, we provide you with an overview of MRCP Part 2. The post covers the cost of the exam, international test centres, the examination format, modules tested and some useful revision resources to aid your studies.

The Cost of MRCP Part 2

If you chose to sit the exam in the UK, it will cost you £419. If you choose to sit your exam internationally, it will cost you £594.

Please click here for a list of international test centres.

Examination Format

MRCP Part 2 has 200 questions in a two-paper format, which will be sat in one day.

Each paper has 100 questions and they are three hours in duration.

Specialty

Number of questions

Cardiology

19

Dermatology

9

Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine

19

Gastroenterology

19

Geriatric Medicine

9

Haematology

9

Infection Diseases and GUM

19

Neurology

17

Nephrology

19

Oncology and Palliative Medicine

9

Ophthalmology

3

Psychiatry

3

Respiratory Medicine

19

Rheumatology

9

Therapeutics and Toxicology

18

Total

200

It is important to note that the above composition is just a guide, the number can vary for each sub-specialty by 2%.

Question Format

The questions will usually have a clinical scenario, which may include images such as pathology slides, x-rays, MR scans, clinical photographs, ECGs etc. The question will ask you for an investigation, diagnosis, management and prognosis of patients using the multiple-choice answers.

You should note that that each correct answer is awarded one mark and there is no negative marking within the entire exam.

Useful Revision Resources

Books

MRCP Part 2 Examination: A Candidate’s Revision Notes

Rapid Review of Clinical Medicine for MRCP Part 2, Second Edition: Pt 2 (Medical Rapid Review Series)

Pass MRCP Part 2: A Problem-Based Approach

MRCP Part 2: 450 BOFs

Question Banks

Pass Medicine

BMJ Question Bank

Revise MRCP

License Medical

Question Papers

MRCPUK

Pastest

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References

Mrcpuk.org. (2019). Format | MRCPUK. [online] Available at: https://www.mrcpuk.org/mrcpuk-examinations/part-2/format [Accessed 23 Jul. 2019].

 
 

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