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Part 1 MRCOG exam

Everything you need to know about the Part 1 MRCOG

All the latest news and announcements about the Part 1 MRCOG will appear here.

If you’re an exam candidate, please check this section of the website regularly to keep up to date.

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Part 1 MRCOG January 2018

Applications for the January 2018 exam are now closed.

The next Part 1 exam will take place in July 2018. Applications open on 11 January 2018.

About the Part 1 MRCOG

The MRCOG 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 exam.

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, find out more about the benefits to your career.

Who can sit the Part 1 MRCOG exam?

Candidates for the Part 1 MRCOG must have a medical degree. For more information about who’s eligible to sit the Part 1 MRCOG exam, please read the Part 1 MRCOG regulations.

Please also read the regulations on MRCOG exam currency and number of attempts.

How do I apply for the Part 1 MRCOG exam?

For details on how to apply, please read:

When and where can I sit the Part 1 MRCOG exam?

To see when and where the Part 1 MRCOG exam is being held, please view the:

What does the Part 1 MRCOG exam involve?

This section of the website contains a range of information about the Part 1 MRCOG exam, including:

How should I prepare for the Part 1 MRCOG exam?

Exam results

  • On the day the results are released, as stated in your candidate instructions, you will be emailed from the exams department during the UK working day by 4pm UK time at the latest.
  • Appeals against examination results can only be made against the process of the examination. If you would like to complain because the service we have provided has been unacceptable, then please read the College's complaints and appeals policy.

Find out more

For more information, please read the Part 1 MRCOG FAQs.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us on +44 20 7772 6210.

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