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I am an MBBS doctor and wish to do the MRCP course. Kindly furnish information regarding eligibility, exam details, fees and advantages of doing it.

Smriti Doshi
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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Suhas Biswas
created: 21st Aug 2018 Last Modified: 21st Aug 2018

What is present fee of MRCP part 1? Is it a one time payment for all 6 attempts to clear the exam Or one have to pay separately for each attempt? If so then what is the fee for reattemp?

created: 24th Jan 2018 Last Modified: 9th Feb 2018

Sir/Madam then what about those who have completed their postgraduation in specific fields , what is the procedure for them

created: 9th Feb 2018 Last Modified: 15th Feb 2018

Exactly. What if you have done your MD in India and want to study in uk furthermore as a superspecialist ? What is the procedure then ?

created: 22nd Feb 2018 Last Modified: 26th Feb 2018

Sir if it is not treated equivalent to MD in INDIA so is it considered superior as compared to MD

YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 23rd Feb 2018 Last Modified: 26th Feb 2018

MRCP tests the knowledge and skills of clinical medicine of students. It is not considered superior to MD.

It helps in pursuing super specialization in medicine.

YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 21st Aug 2018

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of London share a common Examination, which is called the MRCP (UK). It consists of two parts and is usually taken during general professional training in medicine, followed by registration in the United Kingdom or other countries that are approved by the college. Success in this exam leads to Diploma of Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. The MRCP (UK) does not confer specialist status. In fact, in the UK it is an entry qualification for higher specialist training.

Total fees for the Part I and Part II examination will be about Rs 70,000.

The general professional training lasts for at least two years in medical posts approved for this purpose, which involves 18 months in emergency work and 6 months in a post undertaking unselected emergency tasks. This training provides the clinical experience essential for success in the MRCP (UK) examination.

You are eligible to register for MRCP (UK) and for general professional training if you have passed MBBS, completed one year compulsory rotating internship and earned registration with Medical Council of India. However, it is not mandatory that you take the general professional training in a UK hospital. It is possible in other countries too. If you want to take it in a UK hospital, then you will have to first get yourself registered with General Medical Council in UK.

MRCP (UK) part I examination consists of questions on cell, molecular, and membrane Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Metabolism, Immunology, Genetics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Toxicology, Gastroenterology, Infectious diseases and tropical medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Opthalmology, Psychiatry, Respiratory medicine, Rheumatology, and Sexually transmitted diseases.

MRCP (UK) part II has a written and clinical examination. In the written test questions are asked about the diagnosis and management of patients. There are three papers - Case History Paper, Data Interpretation Paper and Photographic Material Paper.

The MRCP (UK) Part II Clinical Examination is composed of five clinical areas:

Respiratory system examination, Abdominal system examination, History taking skills

Cardiovascular system examination, Central nervous system examination, Communication skills and ethics, and Skin, locomotor, endocrine, eye examination.

For more details you can contact:

MRCP (UK) Central Office

11 St. Andrews Place

London NWI 4LE


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (http://www.rcpe.ac.uk)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (http://www.rcpsglasg.ac.uk)

Royal College of Physicians of London (http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk)

You will have the major advantage of qualifying in the MRCP (UK) if you want to do a higher specialist training in UK. In fact, most of the doctors who qualify in MRCP (UK), complete a higher specialist training in UK. MRCP (UK) helps you in professional advancement in India but it is not treated as equivalent to a MD qualification.