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Part 2 MRCOG: revision resources

The College offers a range of resources that will help you prepare for the Part 2 MRCOG.

Practice single best answer questions (SBAs)

We have created practice SBA questions for both obstetrics and gynaecology to help you prepare for the Part 2 MRCOG exam. Answers and comments for each question are provided.

StratOG, the College’s eLearning platform, contains an additional single best answer (SBA) resource that provides invaluable practice in tackling SBAs for the Part 2 MRCOG. For more information and to purchase access, visit the Exam preparation section of StratOG or email the StratOG team.

SBA Questions for the Part 2 MRCOG, published by Cambridge University Press in conjunction with the RCOG, is available from the Cambridge University Press website (available formats: print and eBook for Adobe eBook Reader), or from Amazon (link is to UK site – the title is also available from other Amazon sites).

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. 

Books

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

The Part 2 MRCOG Sub-committees have also put together a recommended reading list for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG exam.

eLearning

StratOG, the College’s eLearning platform, contains 98 core tutorials to help candidates gain the knowledge they need for the Part 2 MRCOG exam.

For more information, please visit the Core training section of StratOG.

Registered Trainees receive free access to StratOG core tutorials as part of their Trainees’ Register fee.

TOG

The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) 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 2 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.

Courses

For details of Part 2 MRCOG revision courses, please search the RCOG courses and events listings.

The RCOG also runs an Enhanced Revision Programme (ERP) for the Part 2 MRCOG. This unique and rewarding programme is mapped to the syllabus of the Part 2 MRCOG exam. It guides candidates through key themes that provide an insight into clinical practice in the UK to improve their chance of success. For more information on ERP, please download this information pack (PDF, 1.46 mb).

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
Curriculum
The full specialty training programme in O&G – core modules, ultrasound, ATSMs, subspecialty and academic