To allow for more depth in the assessment of applied clinical knowledge, a circuit may contain ‘linked tasks’, where the second task is connected to the first. Candidates will be expected to build on the knowledge acquired in the first task. There may also be tasks where candidates are required to undertake a writing task.
All candidates (UK-based and non-UK-based) are permitted four attempts of the Part 3 MRCOG. If they do not pass within four attempts, they will be required to retake Part 2 MRCOG.
The existing Part 1 MRCOG and Part 2 MRCOG regulations regarding numbers of attempts will not change.
Validity of Part 2 MRCOG written examination passes
Candidates who pass the Part 2 MRCOG written examination must attempt the Part 3 MRCOG clinical assessment within seven years (pro rata). If they do not attempt the Part 3 MRCOG clinical assessment within this timeframe, they will be required to take the Part 2 MRCOG examination again.
Assessment of Training requirements
There is no change to the Assessment of Training requirements. Candidates are required to have their training assessed prior to taking Part 2 MRCOG as per the current regulations.
Timetable for introduction
- September 2016 - Part 2 MRCOG Written Examination
- November 2016 - Part 3 MRCOG Oral Assessment (London)
Frequently asked questions
For a list of all the FAQs on the changes to MRCOG exam in September 2016 please go to the FAQs page.