- Basic introduction
- How to apply
- How to prepare
The Part 3 MRCOG is a clinical assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies. Passing the Part 3 exam leads to the award of the Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) and remains the essential waypoint for UK trainees to pass from core training to higher training (ST6 and ST7).
Format of the assessment
Communication with patients and their relatives
Communication with colleagues
Applied clinical knowledge
Eligible candidates can apply for the Part 3 MRCOG online. The application period is only open for a short period of time: please visit the Part 3 MRCOG exam calendar page for information about when you can apply. Any requests for special arrangements during the exam must be submitted before the closing date for applications.
QUESTION：Is there a time limit between passing the Part 2 MRCOG and passing the Part 3 MRCOG?
ANSWER：No, but the College does require you to have attempted the Part 3 at least once within seven years after passing the Part 2 MRCOG.
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：I have passed the MRCOG but have not received my certificate. Who should I contact?
ANSWER：Please email the Membership Relations team or call +44 20 7772 6248.
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 courses do you recommend to help prepare for the Part 3 MRCOG?
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. A dedicated Part 3 eLearning resource will be available on StratOG in Summer 2016 and an official preparation book will be published later in the year.