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Part 2 MRCOG EMQ Sub-committee

Meeting dates


  • 22 April 2021
  • 29 July 2021
  • 21 October 2021



Reporting mechanism

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


Setting the extended matching question (EMQ) paper for the Part 2 MRCOG written examination, which is held twice yearly.


  • Developing a bank of EMQs suitable for the Part 2 MRCOG examination.
  • Providing the Examination Department with a draft EMQ paper 6 months prior to the Part 2 MRCOG Written examination.
  • Reviewing the performance of examination questions and the analysis of results.
  • Modifying questions, where necessary.
  • 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.


4 meetings per year.

Members are required to attend at least 3 meetings.



  • 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 Andrew Thomas Leather – Committee Chair
  • Ms Sharmisha Guha
  • Mr Bid Kumar
  • Dr Kinza Younas
  • Mrs Narasimhan Shantha
  • Dr Sushama Hemmadi
  • Ms Evelyn Ferguson
  • Dr Etienne Ciantar
  • Dr Sophia Webster
  • Dr Veluppillai Vathanan


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