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Part 2 MRCOG EMQ Sub-committee


4 meetings per year.

Members are required to attend at least 3 meetings.

Meeting dates

  • 22 February 2024
  • 20 June 2024
  • 12 September 2024
  • 28 November 2024


Reporting mechanism

The Part 2 MRCOG EMQ Sub-Committee reports to the Examination and Assessment Committee.


Writing the extended matching questions (EMQ) and setting the paper for the Part 2 MRCOG written examination, which is held twice/three times a year.


  • Developing a bank of EMQs suitable for the Part 2 MRCOG examination.
  • Assisting the Examination Department with producing a draft EMQ paper six months prior to the Part 2 MRCOG Written examination.
  • Reviewing the performance of examination questions and the analysis of results.
  • Reviewing past questions and working with the new exam question banking system – Exam Developer
  • Maintaining the question bank and writing new questions.
  • Undertaking other Part 2 EMQ examination matters, as required by the Examination and Assessment Committee.
  • Developing appropriate standard setting techniques for the Part 2 EMQ examination.
  • Providing updates, on committee related issues, to the Examination and Assessment Committee.


  • Chair, selected by competitive interview, according to the approved role description
  • 9 members selected according to the approved role description
  • Chair of the Examination and Assessment Committee, ex officio


  • Mr Bidyut Kumar, Committee Chair
  • Dr Evelyn Ferguson
  • Dr Etienne Ciantar
  • Dr Iryna Roshko
  • Dr Louise Kellison
  • Dr Elizabeth Cadogan
  • Dr Smita Rajshekhar
  • Dr Claire Thompson
  • Dr Colin Malcolm
  • Dr Angharad Jones