About MRCPI and Clinical Examination

MRCPI Obstetrics & Gynaecology is considered as the foremost knowledge-based assessment for OBGYNs in Ireland, readying candidates to enter Higher Specialist Training – the final training before starting independent practice.
MRCPI O&G Part II consist of 2 parts – Written and OSCE/Clinical examinations.
The Part II OSCE/Clinical exam consists of two parts – Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a Clinical Exam.

Part II OSCE/Clinical Exam

Eligibility

Candidates must have passed the Part II Written within the past 3 years to be eligible to apply for the OSCE/Clinical Exam

There are limited places for the Part II OSCE/Written exam, and the places are allotted based on certain priorities.

For detailed eligibility requirements and booking regulations, please visit the RCPI site, and check all the relevant sections for complete information.

https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/mrcpi-in-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/obstetrics-and-gynaecology-part-ii-osce-clinical/

Calendar, Venues and Fees

Please visit RCPI site for exam dates, details of venues and fees, and for booking for the exam.

https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/mrcpi-in-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/obstetrics-and-gynaecology-part-ii-osce-clinical/

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MRCPI Part 2 OSCE Intensive

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Syllabus

MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology Examination Regulations on the RCPI page contains the syllabus and is updated from time to time. Candidates should refer to the document for detailed syllabus. MRCPI O&G is based on the Basic Specialist Training O&G of RCPI. Candidates must refer to the BST curriculum too while preparing for MRCPI O&G. Both these documents are uploaded on the RCPI site, and student should visit these documents regularly for updated versions.

Exam Pattern

Part II consists of 2 components – OSCE and Clinical

OSCE
There are 7 stations of 10 mins each. The stations assess your O&G knowledge and understanding, and clinical skills in problem solving, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and communication. There will be atleast one rest station – a short break for you to prepare for next station

Clinical Exam
There will be 1 long case in either Obstetrics or Gynaecology. There will be 25 minutes with the patient for history taking and examination, which will be fully observed by two examiners. Candidates will then discuss the case with the examiners.

Candidates must clear the Part II OSCE/Clinical within 6 attempts. Any further attempts will be allowed after providing required educational evidence.
For further details visit RCPI site – examination and regulations.


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