Applications for entry must be made on the appropriate forms which, together with the Examination Calendar, are available from all three Royal Colleges of Physicians,all Examination Centres outside the UK and the Central Office website
Applications to sit the Examination at any one of the Centres in the United Kingdom may be submitted to any one of the three Colleges.
Enquiries and all applications to sit the Examination outside the UK should be submitted to the Centre concerned and not to the Royal Colleges of Physicians or to the MRCP(UK) Central Office. For a full list of addresses see Section 20.
When making their first entry to the Examination, candidates must submit their original medical registration certificates or their diplomas of medical qualification unless they hold Full Registration with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. Candidates holding Limited or Provisional Registration with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom must submit their original medical registration certificates or their diplomas of medical qualification. Candidates will not be admitted to the Examination before the expiry of 18 months from the date of graduation given on their diploma of medical qualification.
Photocopies of certificates and/or official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by one of the following:
The issuing University or Medical School
A British Consulate or British Council
The candidate's own Embassy or High Commission in the United Kingdom.
Applications will not be accepted earlier than one month after the previous Examination.
The application form, complete in every detail, and accompanied by the appropriate fee and any other documents required, must reach the Royal College of Physicians of entry (or, for candidates intending to take the examination outside the UK, the appropriate Centre) before the published closing date. Applicants are advised to submit their applications at least two weeks before the closing date: allowances cannot be made for postal or other delays, and late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
Candidates who fail badly may be recommended to defer re-entry for one Examination.
Candidates must pass the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination before applying to enter MRCP(UK) Part 2 Written Examination, unless they are claiming exemption from the MRCP(UK) Part 1 Examination (See Regulation 5.2).