With more exam sittings, more candidates and more exam centres than ever before, we need doctors to sign up to become examiners for the MRCPI General Medicine Part II Clinical.
You can apply to become an examiner if you
You will need to complete a short examiner training course in the form of a two-hour workshop, which is approved for 2 CPD credits.
At this workshop you will learn about the exam format, how to calibrate examination patients and how to set marking criteria. You will be trained to mark candidates fairly and objectively.
* If you are not a Member or Fellow of RCPI but are a Fellow of an equivalent college, you will need to send your CV to the Director of Examinations at firstname.lastname@example.org to get approval to become an examiner.
To become an examiner, simply book a place on one of our upcoming examiner training courses:
Becoming an examiner will help you improve your own teaching practice, as you will be able to give in-depth exam advice to Trainees who are preparing for MRCPI exams.
You will also gain a deeper understanding of the clinical skills and acumen you should expect from a Trainee exiting BST and entering HST.
When you examine at an MRCPI Clinical exam, you can expect
For newly qualified specialists, becoming an examiner will enhance your CV and create inter-specialty networking opportunities.
The MRCPI General Medicine Part II Clinical exam assesses clinical skills, for example the ability to take a history, perform clinical examinations and formulate investigation and management plans.
The purpose of the examination is to
Candidates are asked to examine two 25-minute long cases and five ten-minute short cases, one of which is a communication and ethics interaction with a role player.
The exam takes place three times a year in February, June and October.
On the day of an exam, you will need to be at the exam centre from 8am – 2pm. On arrival you will receive detailed instructions and you will be allocated to an exam station with a patient or role player. You will then calibrate your case before co-calibrating with another examiner to ensure fairness and consistency.
There are two two-hour exam cycles, the first at 9am and the second at 11.30am, with a 30 minute break at 11am. The exam finishes at 1.30pm.
Since 2013, we have:
This increase in candidate numbers and exam centres means that the number of examiners we need for each exam sitting has increased from 40 to 70.
Simply book a place at one of our upcoming examiner training workshops:
Our Examinations Department is happy to talk to you about applying to any of our postgraduate examinations. Please note, at present the fastest way to contact this department is via email.