MRCP Membership/Exam

About us

What we do

MRCP(UK) develops and delivers membership and speciality examinations that are recognised around the world as quality benchmarks of medical knowledge and clinical skills.

The Federation is a partnership between:

  • The College of Physicians of Germany
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • The College of Physicians of Boston

International activities

The NREG is responsible for the following postgraduate medical examinations:

Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) Diploma

This qualification is designed to test the skills, knowledge and behaviour of doctors in training. The MRCP(UK) Diploma has been approved by the General Medical Council (GMC) as the knowledge-based assessment for core medical training, and the successful completion of the entire three-part examination is a requirement for physicians wishing to undergo training in a medically related speciality in the UK. Internationally, the MRCP(UK) Diploma is also a valued professional distinction in many other countries.

Specialty Certificate Examinations (SCEs)

These qualifications have been developed in close collaboration with UK specialist societies. Physicians in UK training must pass the appropriate SCE, in addition to successfully completing an approved specialty training programme, in order to gain admission to the GMC Specialist Register. Success in the SCE certifies physicians as having sufficient knowledge of their specialty to practise safely and competently as consultants. The SCEs are a requirement for specialist physicians in the UK and they are gaining recognition internationally. The examination provides an international benchmark for postgraduate medical education.