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Assessment of Training (AoT)

Important update

From August 2019, the Assessment of Training (AoT) will be a requirement for entry to the Part 3 MRCOG exam.

Candidates will no longer need to complete AoT before taking the Part 2 MRCOG exam.

Before applying for the Part 3 MRCOG exam or MTI scheme, candidates must have had their training assessed to confirm their eligibility to register.

  • You can only apply to have your training assessed after passing the Part 1 MRCOG exam.
  • AoT applications can be submitted at any time, but approval must be granted before you can apply for the Part 3 exam.
  • Please allow up to 4 weeks for your AoT application to be processed. Deadlines for exams are posted below.
  • Candidates who have had their Assessment of Training approved prior to July 2019 as part of their Part 2 eligibility requirements do not need to apply again.
  • Before starting your application, please read our frequently asked questions on Assessment of Training.


AoT application form

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AoT deadlines

Part 3 MRCOG exam – May 2021

AoT applications close on Monday 25 January 2021.

MTI 2021

Applicants for the 2021 MTI scheme must provide an AoT approval letter as part of their MTI application.

AoT applications closed on Friday 20 November 2020.

Applicants will be contacted in early February following the assessment panel reviews to advise whether or not their application has been successfully shortlisted to the next stage of the process: IRC interviews.


Post-registration training

There are 2 routes in which post registration training is assessed to confirm eligibility to enter into the Part 3 MRCOG exam:

  • Route A is exclusively for trainees in a recognised UK specialist training programme.
  • Route B is for all other candidates.

Route A

Candidates in a recognised UK specialist training programme should demonstrate the following:

  • Must be in intermediate training, at ST3 level or above at the date of application for the Assessment of Training.
  • Trainees are required to submit an application for Assessment of Training and provide their National Training Number.
  • No further supporting documentation is required; should the College require any additional information candidates will be contacted via email after receipt of their application.

Route B

Candidates who are not in a recognised UK specialist training programme should demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 4 years in obstetrics and gynaecology full-time or equivalent post-registration posts in the UK or overseas
  • This must include at least 2 years (full-time or equivalent) in the specialty within the 4 years preceding a candidate’s initial application.
  • A minimum of 6 consecutive months in any single post is required
  • All hospital- based overseas posts in O&G are accepted.
  • Training must be completed at the date of application for the Assessment of Training
  • Flexible training in recognised posts is permitted provided approval of the College is obtained in advance

Under route B, suitable training carried out before successful attainment of the Part 1 MRCOG can be counted towards the requirement. In this context, registration refers to registration as a doctor, not with the College.



Elsewhere on the site

Specialty training in O&G
Overview of the specialty training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology, including how the MRCOG exams fit in
The full specialty training programme in O&G – core modules, ultrasound, ATSMs, subspecialty and academic