- Basic introduction
- How to apply
- How to prepare
The Part 2 MRCOG consists of a written examination. Candidates must pass the Part 2 MRCOG before taking Part 3 MRCOG.
Single best answer questions (SBAs) – worth 40% of the total mark
Extended matching questions (EMQs) – worth 60% of the total mark
The College offers a range of resources that will help you prepare for the Part 2 MRCOG.
Practice single best answer questions (SBAs)
The Part 2 MRCOG Sub-committees have also put together a recommended reading list for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG exam.
QUESTION：Is there a time limit between passing the Part 1 MRCOG and passing the Part 2 MRCOG?
ANSWER：No, but the College does require you to have attempted the Part 2 at least once within a certain period of time after passing the Part 1 or gaining exemption from the Part 1: Candidates wishing to enter the UK Specialist Register must attempt the Part 2 within 7 years of passing/gaining exemption from the Part 1 (pro rata, to a maximum of 10 years) All other candidates must attempt the Part 2 within 10 years of passing/gaining exemption from the Part 1
QUESTION：After passing the Part 2 MRCOG written exam, do I have to appear for the immediately succeeding Part
ANSWER：No. Candidates who pass the Part 2 MRCOG written exam must attempt the Part 3 MRCOG clinical assessment within seven years (pro rata). If they do not attempt the Part 3 MRCOG clinical assessment within this timeframe, they will be required to take the Part 2 MRCOG exam again.
QUESTION：What’s the procedure if I want a more detailed breakdown of my exam results?
ANSWER：Candidates’ results letters contain the feedback approved by the Examination and Assessment Committee. For more information, please read the RCOG’s complaints and appeals procedures.
QUESTION：What training is required for the Part 2 MRCOG?
ANSWER：For full details, please see the Part 2 MRCOG regulations and the Part 2 MRCOG syllabus.
QUESTION：What courses do you recommend to help prepare for the exam?
ANSWER：The only courses the RCOG can wholeheartedly recommend are those run by the College itself. Visit the College’s courses and events pages for more information. For online learning we strongly recommend StratOG, the College’s eLearning platform. This structured training resource is continuously updated, uses innovative tools and includes saveable interactive assessments (MCQs and EMQs) with instant, detailed feedback. StratOG is available free of charge to members of the RCOG Trainees’ Register. Other exam candidates can pay to access this useful resource.
QUESTION：Is there a recommended reading list for the Part 2 MRCOG?
ANSWER：Yes: the Part 2 subcommittees have put together a recommended reading list to help candidates prepare for the Part 2 MRCOG.