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MRCOG Part 1 reading list

Recommended reading list


This comprehensive reading list has been compiled by the MRCOG Part 1 Sub-committee, who are responsible for setting the official MRCOG Part 1 questions. They are also responsible for reviewing the performance of examination questions and the analysis of results.

Basic Sciences for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (5th ed)

  • Tim Chard and Richard Lilford
  • ISBN: 978-3540761884

British National Formulary

  • ISBN: 978-0857110848

Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility (7th ed)

  • Mark A Fritz and Leon Speroff
  • ISBN: 978-0781779685

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Lecture Notes (9th ed)

  • Gerald A McKay and Matthew R Walters
  • ISBN: 978-1118344811

Essential Medical Genetics (6th edition)

  • Edward S Tobias, Michael Connor and Malcolm Ferguson Smith
  • ISBN: 978-1405169745

Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology (24th ed)

  • Kim E Barrett, Susan M Barman, Scott Baitano, Heddwen L Brooks
  • ISBN: 978-0071780032

Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry (28th ed)

  • Robert K Murray, Victor W Rodwell, David Bender, Kathleen M Botham, P Anthony Weil, Peter J Kennelly
  • ISBN: 978-0071625913

Larsen’s Human Embryology (4th ed)

  • Gary C Schoenwolf, Steven B Bleyl, Philip R Brauer, Philippa H Francis-West
  • ISBN: 978-0443068119

Last’s Anatomy – Regional and Applied (12th ed)

  • Chummy S Sinnatamby
  • ISBN: 978-0702033957

Medical Microbiology (7th ed)

  • Patrick R Murray, Ken S Rosenthal and Michael A Pfaller
  • ISBN: 978-0323086929

MRCOG Part One: Your essential revision guide

Revision Notes for the MRCOG Part 1 (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)

  • Arisudhan Anantharachagan, Ippokratis Sarris and Austin Ugwumadu
  • ISBN: 978-0199592333

Robbins Basic Pathology (8th ed)

  • Vinay Kumar, Abul K Abbas, John C Aster
  • ISBN: 978-1437717815

SBAs for the Part 1 MRCOG

Statistics at Square 1 (9th Ed)

  • T D V Swinscow and M J Campbell
  • ISBN: 978-0727915528

Cambridge University Press discount


The RCOG works in partnership with Cambridge University Press to develop resources for exam candidates. Registered Trainees of the RCOG are eligible for a 20% discount on all Cambridge University Press Academic titles.