The Assessment of Training (AoT) is a requirement for entry into the Part 3 MRCOG.
Before you start your application or plan your training assessment, please review the follow key points:
- You can only apply to have your training assessed after passing the MRCOG Part 1 exam.
- AoT applications can be submitted at any time, but approval must be granted before you can apply for the MRCOG Part 3 exam.
- Please allow up to 4 weeks for your AoT application to be processed. Deadlines for exams are posted below.
- Candidates who have had their Assessment of Training approved prior to July 2019 as part of their MRCOG Part 2 eligibility requirements do not need to apply again.
- Before starting your application, please read our frequently asked questions on Assessment of Training.
Assessment of Training form
Part 3 MRCOG exam - May 2024
AoT applications close on Thursday 25 January 2024
MTI 2024– AoT applications close on Thursday 19 October 2023
There are 2 routes in which post registration training is assessed to confirm eligibility to enter into the Part 3 MRCOG exam:
- Route A is exclusively for trainees in a recognised UK specialist training programme.
- Route B is for all other candidates.
Candidates in a recognised UK specialist training programme should demonstrate the following:
- Must be in intermediate training, at ST3 level or above at the date of application for the Assessment of Training.
- Trainees are required to submit an application for Assessment of Training and provide their National Training Number.
- No further supporting documentation is required; should the College require any additional information candidates will be contacted via email after receipt of their application.
Candidates who are not in a recognised UK specialist training programme should demonstrate the following:
- A minimum of 4 years in obstetrics and gynaecology full-time or equivalent post-registration posts in the UK or overseas
- This must include at least 2 years (full-time or equivalent) in the specialty within the 4 years preceding a candidate’s initial application.
- A minimum of 6 consecutive months in any single post is required
- All hospital- based overseas posts in O&G are accepted.
- Training must be completed at the date of application for the Assessment of Training
- Flexible training in recognised posts is permitted provided approval of the College is obtained in advance
Under route B, suitable training carried out before successful attainment of the Part 1 MRCOG can be counted towards the requirement. In this context, registration refers to registration as a doctor, not with the College.