MRCP(UK) is a requirement for entry into specialist internal medicine training in the UK and an internationally valued professional distinction.

MRCP(UK) components

The examination has three components:

  • Part 1 written examination, based on multiple choice questions
  • Part 2 written examination, based on multiple choice questions
  • Part 2 clinical examination, which is a Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES)

Successful completion of the entire three-part examination is required before you can start specialist internal medicine training in the UK. Guidance regarding the best time to sit each part of the examination is available. Candidates can choose to sit all three parts of the examination through the Edinburgh, Glasgow or London Colleges who operate examining centres throughout the UK and overseas.