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As the largest provider of surgical exams in the UK, we run an extensive range of postgraduate exams for surgical and dental professionals at every stage of their career. The quality assurance of RCS exams - both in the UK and internationally - ensures we uphold the highest standards of surgical practice.

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Exams FAQ

Need a quick answer to a query about our exams or the application process? Our exams FAQ includes answers to the following:

  • What is the status of my application - have you received my supporting documents?
  • What supporting documents do I need to send and where to?
  • How do I withdraw my application from an exam/receive a refund?
  • When will the exam admission letter/exam result letter be sent to me?
  • Can you send me a replacement exam admission letter/exam result letter?

Exams guidance

General exams guidance is available on the following:

  • exam dates  
  • exam fees
  • candidate eligibility
  • learning disability guidelines
  • proof of identity

Read our exams guidance

Examinership vacancies

We are currently inviting applications to join the Panel of Assessors for the Tri-Collegiate Specialty Membership Examinations and the Panel of Examiners for the award of LDS.


Find out more about these vacancies

Contact the Exams Department



For general exam queries please call 020 7869 6281

Our main switchboard is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

The ORE helpdesk is open 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Please fax us on (0)20 7869 6290

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