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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 gynaecology.

All you need to know about MRCPI Part 2 Written

Exam Format

MRCPI Part 2 Written exam is now in RIVE (Remotely Invigilated Virtual Exam) due to the pandemic that strike the world. Exam will be consisting of a single Paper

Paper 1 – 100 SBA (Single best Answers)

Maximum time frame: 03 Hrs. 00 Mins

Exams are held Twice a year normally.

All the questions will be having equal marks / weightage

No Negative marking so it is recommended to attempt all the questions

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Exam Calender

Date of exam Venue Opening Date for Applications Closing Date for Application Fee
23 March 2021 Ireland 9 December 2020 3 February 2021 €650
23 March 2021 International 9 December 2020 3 February 2021 €710
25 August 2021 Ireland 5 May 2021 23 June 2021 €650
25 August 2021 International 5 May 2021 23 June 2021 €710
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Eligibility Criteria

For appearing MRCPI part 2 Written candidates must be having the any one of the below mentioned qualifications.

  • MRCPI Part I (General Medicine or Paediatrics) obtained within last six years
  • MRNZCOG (New Zealand)
  • MRACOG (Australia)
  • MRANZCOG
  • MRCOG Part I (exemption from MRCOG Part I is not accepted)
  • MMed (O and G) (Malaysia) – 2008 onwards only
  • FCPS (O and G) (Pakistan)
  • FCOG (SA)

MRCPI college does not offer MRCPI Part 1 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Also, the candidate must be having

  • Two years of post-registration training in recognized posts,
  • One year in Obstetrics and one year in Gynaecology (or two years in combined posts).
  • The posts must be recognized by the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at RCPI, at least six months in duration and completed by January before the March examination, or by August before the September examination.

Documents Required for Exam

Along with the application, candidate shall be required to upload scanned copies of the following documents:

  • An attested copy of your primary medical degree
  • A recent color passport-style photo (minimum resolution 100*100 pixels)
  • A copy of your Part I or equivalent qualification. For MRCOG Part I, you will need your official Part 1 Pass letter
  • A testimonial form signed by two referees (Refer the link to dowload)

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Attestations Required
Candidate shall attest their primary medical degree and Part I or equivalent qualification from the below mentioned departments or professionals

  • An Irish or British Consulate
  • An Garda Siochana (Irish police force)
  • A solicitor/ notary public/ lawyer
  • A Commissioner for oaths
  • The issuing University or Medical School
  • Your Embassy or High Commissioner

For the candidates, whose certificates are not in English then an official translation will be required which needs to be authenticated by

  • The issuing University or Medical School
  • An Irish or British Consulate
  • Your Embassy or High Commissioner

Exam Venue & Fees

Fee Structure

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.

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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, Practice Questions (2000+ SBA), Syllabus compilations etc

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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

FAQ

Eligible candidates can apply for the MRCPI Part 2 Written 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

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

Along with the application, candidate shall be required to upload scanned copies of the following documents:
• An attested copy of your primary medical degree
• A recent color passport-style photo (minimum resolution 100*100 pixels)
• A copy of your Part I or equivalent qualification. For MRCOG Part I, you will need your official Part 1 Pass letter
• A testimonial form signed by two referees

Candidate will receive the entrance ticket in approximately 4 weeks before your exam through email (registered with RCPI). You will need to print out your entrance ticket and bring it with you to the exam, together with photographic identification.

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

https://rcpi-live-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/RCPI-Cancellation-Policy.pdf

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

https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/remote-invigilation/