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Coronavirus (COVID-19) DRCOG communications

DRCOG exam postponement

Update 17 March 2020

As a result of the increased spread of COVID-19, the RCOG has taken the difficult decision to postpone the DRCOG Exam due to take place on 18 April 2020.

The decision has been made to protect the health of our candidates, invigilators and staff, along with supporting the global containment and reduction in the spread of COVID-19. With over 300 people involved, the majority of whom work in the health service we feel the only responsible action is to postpone the examination.

All those booked on the exam will receive a refund of the examination fees and will be given a guaranteed place on the next DRCOG exam.

We will now focus our efforts on rescheduling the examination to a later date and will be in touch with all eligible candidates once this has been confirmed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact exams@rcog.org.uk.

 

FAQs

1. Why is the DRCOG exam being postponed?

With the ongoing global spread of COVID-19 we have postponed the examination to protect the health of our candidates, invigilators and staff.

 

2. When will the rescheduled DRCOG date be?

We intend to run the next diet in October 2020, and will provide extra candidate capacity as necessary. This is subject to change in relation to any national measures that may be in place at the time. Please continue to refer to the RCOG website for up to date information.

 

3. Will I receive a refund for my examination fee?

Yes, all those with a booked place on the April 2020 exam will receive a refund of their examination fees.

 

4. Will I be guaranteed a place on the next exam?

Yes, all those who had booked a place on the April 2020 exam will be guaranteed a place on the next examination.

 

5. I am a candidate and have booked travel and accommodation expecting to sit the April 2020 examination, am I entitled to a refund?

The RCOG will reimburse examination fees but not any other expenses incurred by candidates.