MRCP (Endo) exam (Specialty Certificate Examinations).
The college of physicians ran the first ever endocrinology MRCP on May 20th 2009 and this is now an annual event. A Specialty Certificate Examination is now a compulsory component of assessment for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) for all UK trainees whose specialist training began in or after August 2007, and is voluntary for those who started before this date.
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All UK and overseas trainees who have obtained MRCP(UK) are eligible to take an SCE (Specialty Certificate Examinations). UK trainees who are in a specialty training post but do not hold the MRCP(UK) are also eligible.
The Hammersmith and Charing Cross course for the MRCP (Endo) details are here.
The SCEs follow the MRCP(UK) examination format, comprising two 3-hour papers each containing 100 ‘best-of-five’ questions, and are conducted as computer-based tests (CBT). Each SCE is held once each year, in several centres throughout the UK and overseas.
Candidates who pass the examination will be awarded a ‘Certificate’ in the specialty concerned. All those with a Specialty Certificate and MRCP(UK) who are recommended to PMETB by the JRCPTB for a CCT will be entitled to apply for the post-nominal ‘MRCP(Specialty)’.