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Assessment of Training (AoT)

The Assessment of Training (AoT) is a requirement for entry into the Part 3 MRCOG.

Before applying for the MRCOG  Part 3 exam or MTI scheme, candidates must have had their training assessed to confirm their eligibility to register.

Essential information

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

AoT deadlines

Part 3 MRCOG exam – November 2022
AoT applications close on Monday 8 August 2022.

MTI 2022
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK training and resultant reduction in the demand for MTI trainees in the current climate, the College will not be going ahead with an applications intake from prospective candidates for the RCOG MTI Scheme in 2022.

Post-registration training

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.

Route A

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.

Route B

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.

MTI 2022

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK training and resultant reduction in the demand for MTI trainees in the current climate, the College will not be going ahead with an applications intake from prospective candidates for the RCOG MTI Scheme in 2022.

Read more about the MTI

Assessment of Training: FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Assessment of Training, required for entry into the Part 3 MRCOG exam.