We deliver the highest standards of healthcare through the MRCP(UK) exams in collaboration with our partner Colleges.
As a consequence of the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to cancel all MRCP(UK) examinations in the UK and internationally from Monday 16 March until September 2020. Further information is available here and on MRCP(UK)’s website.

MRCP(UK) Examinations - Part 1, Part 2 & PACES

Doctors wishing to enter specialty training (at ST3) in the UK must hold the MRCP(UK) diploma, an internationally recognised standard of clinical excellence. Working with our partner Colleges in London and Glasgow we develop and deliver the MRCP(UK) examination.

The MRCP(UK) examination plays an essential role in continuing professional development of physicians both in the United Kingdom and aboard.

You can choose to apply to sit Part 1, Part 2 and PACES examinations through the Edinburgh, Glasgow or London Colleges. Our College here in Edinburgh, is centrally located in the city with good access to local, national and international transport links.

Our experienced examinations team are responsible for all stages of the candidate adminstration and happy to offer support to those sitting in any of our examinations centres from application through to results.  Please contact us by email as follows:

For the MRCP(UK) Part 1 written exam: MRCPUKPart1@rcpe.ac.uk

For the MRCP(UK) Part 2 written exam: MRCPUKPart2@rcpe.ac.uk

For PACES: j.gibson@rcpe.ac.uk

You can access further information on the examinatons, including the examination regulations at www.mrcpuk.org

Working with specialist societies

The Colleges in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London have worked with specialist societies to develop Specialty Certificate Examinations for the main medical specialties. Physicians in training must pass the appropriate SCE in order to gain admission to the GMC Specialist Registrar.

Get involved - Become an Examiner

We rely on the voluntary support and clinical expertise of our College Fellows to run these essential examinations. Examiners can contribute to medical standards and enhance their own CPD; most UK Health Boards and NHS Trusts recognise examining as a supporting professional activity. Find out how to become an Examiner.