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MRCOG exams

This section of the website brings together everything you need to know about the RCOG’s membership exam: Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG.

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Revising for the MRCOG exam

OSCE (oral) exam

About the MRCOG

The MRCOG is intended for people who wish to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G). Passing the MRCOG grants you membership of the RCOG.

The exam is a key part of the UK training programme in O&G, and all O&G trainees in the UK have to pass the MRCOG. The MRCOG is also internationally respected as the gold standard qualification for career progression in O&G. If you’re based outside the UK and are wondering whether to sit the MRCOG exam, please find out more about the benefits to your career.

The MRCOG is a two-part exam, encompassing the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG exams.

Part 1 MRCOG

The Part 1 MRCOG is a written exam in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to O&G. It can be taken any time after graduation from a medical degree. Specialty trainees must pass the Part 1 MRCOG before progressing from ST2 to ST3.

For more information about the Part 1 MRCOG, including details of the syllabus, question format, FAQs, how to apply and more, please visit the Part 1 MRCOG section of the site.

For information about when and where you can sit the Part 1 MRCOG, please see the Part 1 MRCOG exam calendar.

Part 2 MRCOG

The Part 2 MRCOG consists of a written and an oral exam that assess the application of knowledge. The Part 2 MRCOG is part of the assessment and validation process for entry on to the UK Specialist Register and progress to a consultant post in O&G. Specialty trainees must pass the Part 2 MRCOG before progressing from ST5 to ST6.

For more information about the Part 2 MRCOG, including details of the syllabus, question format, FAQs, how to apply and more, please visit the Part 2 MRCOG section of the site.

For information about when and where you can sit the Part 2 MRCOG, please see the Part 2 MRCOG calendar.

Revision resources

To help prepare for the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG exams, please click the relevant link below: 

Exam results

View the most recent exam results for the Part 1 and Part 2 MRCOG.

Contact us

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