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Foundation Programme

Entry to the Foundation Programme is managed by the UKFPO, and requires applicants to complete the Situational Judgement Test, and the Educational Performance Measure.

MRCP

The MRCP is a three-part examination, taken at the end of a doctor's Core Medical Training, which allows trainees to begin working in a medical speciality.

MRCS

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons is decided by completing a two-part written and practical examination before progressing onto higher surgical training at ST3.

MRCGP

The MRCGP is taken upon completion of general practice training, and is designed to confirm that a trainee doctor has the necessary skills to practise as an unsupervised general practitioner.

FRCA

The FRCA is composed of a Primary and a Final assessment. The Primary FRCA allows trainees to progress to higher specialist training, whilst the Final FRCA is usually taken at ST4 or ST5.

FRCEM

To become a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, doctors must take the FRCEM Primary and Intermediate examinations, allowing them to continue training at ST4.

MRCPsych

In order to become a full member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, candidates must complete both parts of a written exam, as well as the OSCE-inspired CASC.

MRCPCH

In order to become a member of the RCPCH, candidates must complete three theory exams, in any order they see fit, and a clinical examination. This is usually completed by the start of ST4.

FRCR

RCR Fellows must demonstrate completion of the First FRCR, and then both parts of the Final FRCR. Parts A&B of the Final examination may only be taken upon successful completion of the First exam.

FRCPath

Candidates attempting to become Fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists have 20 subspeciality routes by which to complete their FRCPath, and 20 different exams.

MRCOG

The MRCOG is the membership examination for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which has over 15,000 Fellows and Members worldwide.

FFICM

There is currently no primary FFICM examination. In lieu of this, a pass in the Primary examinations of any other relevant college is considered an acceptable entry requirement for ICM training.

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