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Intercollegiate MRCS Part B OSCE

Exam overview

Part B of the Intercollegiate MRCS is an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE). It tests:

  • anatomy and surgical pathology
  • applied surgical science and critical care
  • clinical and procedural skills
  • communication skills

First 4: In response to your concerns about the financial burden of training and the support you need from us, we now offer the First 4 membership package. Take your MRCS Part B with us and save up to £512 in membership fees.

Changes to MRCS Part B OSCE due to COVID-19

Following the additional MRCS Part B examination held in July 2021, unsuccessful candidates will have an extended application deadline for the October MRCS Part B of 5pm on 6 August 2021. Result for this examination will be released on 29 July and online booking for the October OSCE will open from 5pm on 29 July.

For the lastest updates regarding delivery methods, please visit the ICBSE announcements page.

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Eligibility

To be eligible to sit the MRCS exam, you must hold a medical degree that is acceptable to the UK General Medical Council (GMC) for full or provisional registration or to the Medical Council in Ireland for full or temporary registration.

First time applicants whose names do not appear on the registers of the GMC or Medical Council (Ireland) must submit their original certificate (or an authenticated copy) of a medical degree acceptable to the councils of the four colleges.

Full details on candidate eligibility can be found on the intercollegiate MRCS exam website

Application for admission to the exam must reach us no later than 5pm on the closing date. 

Exam format

Part B consists of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE). The OSCE consists of 18 examined stations each of 9 minutes duration.

These stations will examine the following broad content areas:

  • applied knowledge: consisting of anatomy, surgical pathology, applied surgical science and critical care
  • applied skills: consisting of communication skills in giving and receiving information, history taking and clinical & procedural skills

Syllabus

In addition to the four broad content areas examined in the OSCE (anatomy, surgical pathology, applied surgical science, critical care), four domains have been identified which encompass the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional characteristics of the competent surgeon. These domains map to the GMC’s Good Medical Practice and are assessed in the OSCE:

The duties of a doctor registered with the GMC

Patients must be able to trust doctors with their lives and health. To justify that trust
you must show respect for human life and make sure your practice meets the standards
expected of you in four domains.

Knowledge, skills and performance

Make the care of your patient your first concern.
Provide a good standard of practice and care.
Keep your professional knowledge and skills up to date.
Recognise and work within the limits of your competence.

Safety and quality

Take prompt action if you think that patient safety, dignity or comfort is being
compromised.
Protect and promote the health of patients and the public.
Communication, partnership and teamwork
Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity.
Treat patients politely and considerately.
Respect patients’ right to confidentiality.
Work in partnership with patients.
Listen to, and respond to, their concerns and preferences.
Give patients the information they want or need in a way they can understand.
Respect patients’ right to reach decisions with you about their treatment
and care.
Support patients in caring for themselves to improve and maintain their health.
Work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients’ interests.

Maintaining trust

Be honest and open and act with integrity.
Never discriminate unfairly against patients or colleagues.
Never abuse your patients’ trust in you or the public’s trust in the profession.
You are personally accountable for your professional practice and must always be
prepared to justify your decisions and actions.

 

For detailed information on the MRCS syllabus please visit the intercollegiate exam website.

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Booking for candidates unsuccesful in MRCS OSCE July 2021 will open from 5pm, 29 July 2021.

Due to administrative processes, candidates should be advised that they will NOT be permitted to transfer to a later exam or be eligible for a refund of exam fees if they choose not to attend an examination due to travel or quarantine restrictions. Candidates should only apply to an examination if they are able to commit to the Government(s) travel restrictions/policies in place at the time of applying.


Upcoming Exam Dates

Candidates will be scheduled to attend the exam on one day only. The exams department are unable to accept requests for a specific exam date, candidates should therefore ensure they are available for all dates before applying.

Title Applications and fees due Exam date Exam location
IMRCS Part B

Closed

6 August 2021 (July OSCE candidates only)

2 - 17 October 2021 London, UK
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TBC
February 2021
London, UK
 IMRCS Part B
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May 2021
 London & Sheffield, UK
 IMRCS Part B
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October 2021
 London, UK

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