You must have passed the MRCPI Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part II Written exam within the past three years.
No documentation is needed for this application, unless you are applying on the basis of exemption, in which case you will be asked to upload a copy of your exemption qualification.
It's important to prepare for MRCPI exams and not to underestimate how long it takes to get ready to sit your first exam. Having an understanding of how each exam is formatted and how questions are constructed will help you prepare and develop good answering strategies.
When you're preparing your study plan, make sure to refer to the 2022 curriculum for Basic Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (PDF, 787KB), as the MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is based on this curriculum. It serves as a 'blueprint' for the exam.
Please also refer to the MRCPI in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Regulations (PDF, 371KB) for more information on the exam.
If the number of applications for this exam exceeds the number of places available, ordinarily we will prioritise doctors on our Basic Specialist Training programme and those with only one attempt left. We do not allocate for this exam based on application date, it is not first come, first served.
Bookings will be an application only with no fee attached so as to register your interest to sit the exam. Successful candidates will be contacted after the closing date to complete the payment then.
If we can't offer you a place in the OSCE/Clinical exam, you will be placed on a waiting list and you will be offered a place if one becomes available.
If you previously were unsuccessful in getting a place you must re-apply again by completing the online booking when it is open as no application or fee is held.
The fee for MRCPI examination has increased in line with the rising costs associated with delivering the exams, effective for all exams taken after 01 August 2022. Modest fee increases are spread across the three exam components.
The fee to sit Part II OSCE/Clinical Exam is €820 in Ireland and €1420 if you are taking the exam outside Ireland.
The method of payment is a credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.
Don't forget, if you're working in Ireland you can claim a refund under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme.
All applications need to be submited online via an application form. Please see the For Exam Candidates page for all exam updates including application links, and our Exam Calendar for upcoming exam dates.
We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to MRCPI conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +353 1 8639721 (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Irish time).