This section of the website brings together everything you need to know about the RCOG’s exams. Each subsection contains all the necessary information for each exam, including details of the syllabus, question format, where and when you can sit the exam, FAQs and more.
Membership exam (MRCOG)
The Membership exam (MRCOG) is intended for people who wish to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G). Passing the MRCOG grants you membership of the RCOG.
The MRCOG is a two-part exam:
- The Part 1 MRCOG is a written exam in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to O&G. It can be taken any time after graduation from a medical degree. Specialty trainees must pass the Part 1 MRCOG before progressing from ST2 to ST3.
- The Part 2 MRCOG consists of a written and an oral exam that assess the application of knowledge. The Part 2 MRCOG is part of the assessment and validation process for entry on to the UK Specialist Register and progress to a consultant post in O&G. Specialty trainees must pass the Part 2 MRCOG before progressing from ST5 to ST6.
Apply for the MRCOG exams
Applications for the March 2014 Part 1 exam are now closed.
Apply for the March/May 2014 Part 2 MRCOG exam.
- The Diploma exam (DRCOG) is aimed at doctors who do not wish to specialise in O&G but who wish to certificate their knowledge and interest in women’s health. The DRCOG is particularly aimed at general practitioners (GPs).
Apply for the DRCOG exam
Apply for the April 2014 DRCOG exam.
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