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.

Diploma (DRCOG)

  • 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).

Become an MRCOG Examination and Education Centre

Our membership exam (MRCOG) is recognised internationally and is in high demand throughout the world. We're committed to developing new MRCOG Examination and Education centres around the world to help support our work to improve women's health care and enhance the practice of O&G around the world. Our 3-stage RCOG Educational Excellence Programme (REEP) sets out how we could work with you to develop a centre in your own country or region.

Find out more about becoming an MRCOG Examination and Education Centre.

Contact us

If you can't find what you're looking for, or have any questions, please email the Examination Department or call +44 20 7772 6210.

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