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Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) is an internationally recognized benchmark of excellence, valued by healthcare employers worldwide. MRCPI in Obs & Gyn has been divided into two parts

  • MRCPI Part 2 Written

  • MRCPI Part 2 OSCE

Achieving MRCPI in Ireland is considered as a golden degree for Higher specialist training of final stage of training before independent practice. This Qualification showcases the quality of medical practitioners with advanced knowledge in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

All you need to know about MRCPI Part 2 OSCE

The Part II OSCE/Clinical examination consists of an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) and a clinical exam.
The OSCE has seven ten-minute stations and at least one rest station. The OSCE stations test your knowledge and understanding of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as problem-solving, diagnosis, investigation, treatment, clinical and communication skills. There’s no patient at the rest station; it’s a short break and an opportunity to prepare for the next station.
At the clinical exam, you will see one long clinical case in either Obstetrics or Gynaecology. You have 25 minutes fully observed with two examiners to take a history and examine the patient before discussing the case with the examiners.

Exam Format

OSCE and clinical exams are with real patients

OSCE: Seven Active stations Time Frame – 10 Minutes for each stations

Clinical Exam is of having One Long Case, Time Frame 25 Minutes

Due to COVID 19 pandemic with the restrictions in place , RCPI has introduced some changes in the exam format which is applicable for Dec 2020 exams and may or may not continue which shall be confirmed by the college on a later stage.

  • The clinical component will be simulated, this component will not be based in a hospital and will not have real patient physical interaction.
  • This clinical exam has a duration of 20 minutes in which you will be examined by a pair of examiners on a simulated clinical case using model equipment in either Obstetrics or Gynaecology. You may also be expected to interact with a role player.
  • There will be no change to the format of the OSCE part of the examination apart from following social distancing protocols, hand sanitizing, mask wearing, reduced numbers and the removal of rest stations.

Exam Calender

Date of exam Venue Opening Date for Applications Closing Date for Application Fee
TBC May/June 2022 Ireland TBC February 2022 TBC March 2022 €780
TBC May/June 2022 United Arab Emirates TBC February 2022 TBC March 2022 €1360
TBC November 2022 Ireland TBC August 2022 TBC September 2022 €780
TBC November 2022 United Arab Emirates TBC August 2022 TBC September 2022 €1360

*please note that all dates and venues are subject to change
**Resumption of international clinicals will be based on public Health Guidelines both in Ireland and international venue.
Time for last submission of online applications is 5pm on the closing date

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Eligibility Criteria

For appearing MRCPI part 2 OSCE candidates must pass MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part II Written exam within the past three years.

Exam Fees

Fee Structure

  • €780 in Ireland

  • €1.360 if you are taking the exam outside Ireland

Method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.
Don’t forget, if you’re in Ireland you can claim a refund of €450 under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme.

Impact of COVID 19 on Exams
RCPI Regulations

Fees are subjected to changes. Visit RCOG Website for more details.

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Revision materials are something which every candidate look for. For Best revision and study material for MRCPI part 2 written, the sole answer is StudyMRCOG. Our Course Library provides all the study materials in one single platform for to ease your studies. Our Course Library Includes Summaries on all guidelines and Knowledge based areas, Audio Podcasts, preparatory Videos, OSCE Stations Audio & video Podcasts, Syllabus compilations etc

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Candidates shall also make sure to refer to the curriculum for Basic Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as the MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is based on this curriculum


Eligible candidates can apply for the MRCPI Part 2 OSCE online. The application period is only open for a short period of time. Any requests for special arrangements during the exam must be submitted before the closing date for applications. Refer the below link for more details


Candidate has to pass MRCPI Part 2 Written to apply for MRCPI part 2 OSCE exams.

All the information regarding the VISA shall be enquired to the relevant consulate. RCPI shall provide a letter of attendance for the exam if the candidate requested when applying the exam.

RCPI has a written cancellation policy which you should need to refer before applying for the exam. Please refer the below link


From January 2019 the maximum number of times a candidate can sit any Part of an MRCPI examination will be limited to six attempts. This will mean that you have six attempts at each component of the MRCPI exams (i.e. 12 attempts in total across the two Parts). You must pass the Part II examination within six years of your first attempt.
If you have any queries on RIVE exams, please refer the below link