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MRCOG and Part 1

The MRCOG exam is considered as the gold standard qualification in O&G across the world. The exam is aimed at medical professionals looking for specialisation and career progression in obstetrics and gynaecology.

MRCOG is a summative exam and consists of 3 parts – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Part 1 is a written examination consisting of 2 papers which test your basic and clinical sciences.


Eligibility

For Part 1

Before applying for MRCOG exams, candidates need to register with RCOG and create an account in the RCOG website. An account is needed to book for exams, events and perform any other function on the RCOG website. Visit the RCOG website and follow the instructions to create an account.

There are 2 steps to apply for the Part 1 exam.

Calendar, Venues and Fees

Visit the RCOG site for the updated Part 1 exam dates, venues and fees.
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/mrcog-exams/part-1-mrcog/exam-calendar/


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MRCOG Part 1

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MRCOG Part 1 Fast Track Course

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Courses

MRCOG Part 1

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MRCOG Part 1 Fast Track Course

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Syllabus


Syllabus


Exam Pattern

MRCOG Part 1

MRCOG Part 1 is a written examination consisting of 2 papers each of 100 SBAs and duration of 2.5 hours. The result is based on a candidate’s combined mark of the two papers.

Part 1 MRCOG: sample SBA

Question: A 42-year-old woman has bleeding for 12 months following her third-term vaginal delivery. Uterine evacuation identifies choriocarcinoma on histological diagnosis. Ultrasound shows a 5-cm lesion in the myometrium and chest x-ray shows multiple (more than eight) lung nodules and serum beta hCG is 12045iu/l





Answer: A.


F.A.Q.

For Part 1

Here is a list of FAQ’s

It is a 2 part process
1. Eligibility – You need to get your eligibility application approved first
2. Booking – Once your eligibility application is approved, you can book for the exam online when the link is open.

Resit candidates can make the booking directly.

The payment is online when you book a place for the exam after the eligibility approval.

The entrance ticket is emailed 4 weeks before the exam.

Candidates who wish to enter the UK Specialist Register – Not more than 6 attempts
Candidates who do not wish to enter the UK Specialist Register – No limit to the number of attempts

There is no time limit for passing the Part 2, but RCOG requires candidates to attempt Part 2 at least once within 7 years of clearing Part 1, failing which you will have to clear Part 1 again.


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