Intercollegiate MRCS

 

The Membership Examination of the Surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain, or MRCS, is designed especially for surgical trainees. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh offers this examination for candidates in the UK and internationally at a variety of locations.

Locations

UK

MRCS Map

International

Part A

  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • Ghana (Accra)
  • India (Chennai, Hyderabad, Kerala & Mumbai)
  • Iraq (Erbil)
  • Jamaica
  • Kuwait
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur & Kuching)
  • Malta
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal (Kathmandu)
  • Oman
  • Pakistan (Islamabad, Karachi & Lahore)
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
  • Singapore
  • Sudan (Khartoum)
  • Thailand

 

Part B

  • India (various locations)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur & Kuching)
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka (Colombo)
  • Sudan (Khartoum)

 

Dates

Click here and insert your choices in the drop-down menus to see the dates of exams in all the above locations.

 

How can I best prepare?

 

ESSQ

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has developed a unique online learning programme in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh to guide and support surgical trainees in the early astages of their career, and in particular with preparation for the MRCS.  Find out more here.

 

Preparation Courses

The college offers regular MRCS Part B Preparation Courses including the following:

 

The Edinburgh MRCS OSCE Preparation Course

This course is aimed at FY2 and above, and primarily those preparing for the Intercollegiate Part B MRCS Examination. It is designed to help improve candidates' performance in the MRCS Part B Examination via practice sessions with 'mock' MRCS OSCE stations and discussions with examiners on the pitfalls and problems commonly encountered with the examination process. The course structure includes short lectures, discussion groups and OSCE stations.

 

The Mock MRCS OSCE Examination Course

This two and half day course was designed as a preparation for the MRCS OSCE examination and as such aims to familiarise participants with the OSCE set-up, process and content and help participants identify gaps in their skill and knowledge base as appropriate to the exam. This course is aimed at FY2 and above.

 

Anatomy for MRCS OSCEs  

This two-day course is aimed at CT1/ST1 and above, primarily those planning to sit the Intercollegiate MRCS Part B OSCE Examination. The aim of the course is to augment knowledge, and to facilitate the understanding and learning of clinically applied anatomy with hands-on, 3-dimensional experience and discussion. The course is designed to allow small groups to work actively with cadaveric specimens and includes interactive sessions on surface anatomy, skeletal anatomy and anatomical principles that are not readily visible on the cadaver. Those who attend the course should be adequately prepared for the Anatomy components of the MRCS Examination.

UK candidates should download the PDF at the bottom of the page for more preparation tips.

 

What do our Members say about MRCS?

"At exam time with stress levels rising there is nowhere better than Edinburgh to sit MRCS - a small, friendly city with supportive staff at the College - it makes all the difference." Rhys Clement MRCSEd, Specialty Registrar in Orthopaedics

"Taking my MRCS with Edinburgh was as enjoyable and stress-free experience as sitting that exam can be! It was a high quality but fair test of my surgical knowledge, and along with the excellent skills and training courses the Edinburgh College runs, I'd recommend it to anyone." Andrea Warwick MRCSEd, Specialty Registrar in General Surgery

 

Changes to the International MRCS

Confused about which MRCS Examination to apply for?  Click here for a presentation explaining the recent changes to the international examination and different options now available.

 

I've passed - what next?

Once you have successfully passed the MRCS with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, you will be sent documentation informing you of the next steps to becoming a Member of the College. You will need to return election papers and your election fee which will allow your name to go forward in the historical 'ballot' for election to the College at the next Council meeting.

Once the Council approves you as a new Member of the College, you will receive further communication and be invited to attend a Diploma Ceremony. Diploma Ceremonies are one of the most popular events in the College calendar. New Fellows and Members travel from all over the world to attend and have their Diploma presented to them by the College President. Each ceremony is usually followed by a drinks reception or dinner.

 

More information

UK and international candidates can download PDFs at the bottom of this page for more information on MRCS.  

If you need information and can't find it here, please email us on surgical.exams@rcsed.ac.uk.



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