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IMRCS Part A
Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons Part A
The MRCS examination is an intercollegiate examination run jointly with the other Colleges of Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland.
Award of the Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons indicates that a candidate has enhanced his or her knowledge, understanding, experience and clinical competence well beyond primary qualification level.
Further information can be found under the documentation tag or on the intercollegiate website.
Membership of the College
Membership is open to surgeons who have passed all parts of the Intercollegiate Membership examination and meet the criteria set out in the Regulations. Candidates will be eligible for election as a Member of the College with which they successfully complete Part B of the examination. In joining us, you will be part of a growing membership committed to ensuring high standards of surgical practice through assessment and continuing professional development.
You can view information on our membership categories and see the benefits offered by visiting our Join Us pages.
- The Part A examination is an online examination held at a Pearson Vue test centre.
- The College may either cancel an examination centre if there are insufficient candidates or restrict numbers should this be necessary.
- Fees are correct at the time of publication: the College may amend these fees in advance of the opening date.
- In the unlikely event that the College has to cancel an examination, the examination fee shall be reimbursed, but the College shall incur no further liability.
Before applying for this examination, ensure you have read and understood the documentation and regulations below. Some of these documents may have changed since the last time you read them.
DocumentationA. MRCS Regulations
B. MRCS Content Guide
C. Candidate Guidance - MRCS Part A
D. Candidate Code of Conduct
E. Dates and Fees Part A - All Centres
F. Access and Reasonable Adjustments Policy
G. Additional Attempts Policy
H. Additional Attempts Policy - Frequently Asked Questions
I. Additional Attempts Application Form
J. Intercollegiate Refugee Concession Policy
K. Suspected Misconduct investigation and sanction procedure
L. Investigation of Anomalous Behaviour in exams
M. ICBSE Appeal Regulations
N. ICBSE Complaints Procedure
O. Mitigating Circumstances Policy
P. Standard Setting in MRCS Part A Examinations