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Accreditation is the recognition granted to an institution that meets the standards or criteria established by a competent authority or association. Its purpose is to promote and ensure educational programme quality. In this case the association is the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in the UK.

The RCOG accreditation pathway is an important part of the RCOG gold standard educational offering that improves the training of doctors in women’s health and supports trainee O&G doctors to take on independent practice and continue in their professional development.

We work with world class international partners to deliver accredited postgraduate training, using the RCOG O&G Curriculum, against an established set of standards drawing on those used for training providers in the UK. We are very proud that trainees on the MRCOG pathway can now follow structured training and sit all of their MRCOG exams close to home. 

Our training programmes are designed with maximum flexibility and can be tailored to the needs of the service and the local population. RCOG provide full wrap around training from basic obstetrics and gynaecology through to advanced specialist skills and subspecialty training. Partners can choose to implement the entire seven-year structured training programme or select the most relevant stages.

Accreditation process

The RCOG has developed an accreditation framework to support the international delivery of the RCOG curricula and training programmes. Our accreditation standards set out the requirements for the management and delivery of postgraduate medical education and training in obstetrics and gynaecology and the criteria that must be met for an organisation to achieve accreditation status.

The partnered-organisation participates in on-going self-evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services to the same standards as the UK.

The organisation also commits to a thorough, on-site assessment by the RCOG. Organisations receiving accreditation from the RCOG will join a very select group of centres that have demonstrated excellence in O&G education and training.

New partners

RCOG accredited partners should be able to meet the screening criteria in order to be considered as a potential partners.

If you are interested in becoming an accredited partner to deliver the RCOG curricula and training, please contact us for an informal discussion at 

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RCOG international accreditation programmes

Our internationally accredited training programmes are designed to empower healthcare professionals, enhancing their knowledge and skills and setting the gold standard in women's health