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Part 1 MRCOG: revision resources

The College offers a range of resources that will help you prepare for the Part 1 MRCOG.

Register with the RCOG

We encourage all candidates to register with the College to gain access to a range of benefits that will help you prepare for the exam.

For Trainees appointed to a type 1 StR post in the UK, it’s mandatory to subscribe to the Trainees’ Register. Annual renewal of the subscription fees is mandatory until you’ve passed the Part 3 MRCOG, at which point you’ll be eligible for the full membership benefits.

For Trainees appointed to FTSTA posts (fixed-term specialty training appointments), subscribing to the Trainees’ Register is highly recommended but not mandatory. However, if you require ePortfolio access, you will need to subscribe to the Trainees’ Register.

International Trainees and international exam candidates are not eligible to join the Trainees’ Register, but it is strongly recommended that you become an RCOG Associate

If you already hold the MRCOG you are not eligible to join the Trainees' Register or become an RCOG Associate.



The RCOG works in partnership with Cambridge University Press to develop resources for exam candidates, trainees and Fellows and Members of the College. Fellows, Members and registered Trainees of the RCOG are eligible for a 20% discount on all Cambridge University Press Academic titles.

The Part 1 Committee has also put together a recommended reading list for candidates preparing for the Part 1 MRCOG exam.



RCOG eLearning contains a single best answer (SBA) resource that provides invaluable practice in tackling SBAs for the Part 1 MRCOG.

For more information and to purchase access, visit Part 1 Exam preparation on RCOG eLearning or email the RCOG eLearning team.



The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist contains high-quality peer-reviewed articles on obstetrics and gynaecology that aim to inform your clinical practice. Using TOG questions will help you assess your knowledge and improve your learning experience as you prepare for your exams.


Green-top Guidelines

Our Green-top Guidelines are a practical resource for all exam candidates. The Part 1 MRCOG Committee, which is responsible for setting the exam questions, uses the Green-top Guidelines as a reference point when writing the papers, so revising the guidelines will help you understand what the exam questions require of you.

The Green-top Guidelines are free on our website or you can buy the RCOG Guidelines app for iOS or Android.



For details of Part 1 MRCOG revision courses, please see the RCOG courses and events listings.


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