Back to the future. Let’s talk MRCP. What the heck is MRCP? MRCP is Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physician. MRCP is divided into:
MRCP Part 1 (written paper)
MRCP Part 2 (written paper)
MRCP Part 2 PACES (clinical)
Before eligible for any medical specialization in the UK, one has to pass the abovementioned examinations. And yeah, I’ve checked – Russian medical graduates can do this examinations too! You can try registering here. And before you can be admitted into MRCP Part 1, you have to be at least 18 months after graduation from med school (meaning you really have to study till death during housemanship. Warning!! Don’t ever try getting married at this time! Kidding!).
And no worries, you dont have to go to UK to take this examination. It’s kinda have its own overseas center. In Malaysia, I believe the exam center is in University Malaya.
The maximal period between starting of MRCP Part 1 till end of MRCP Part 2 PACES is 7 years. If you’re really genius, you can finish in three or less. By the time you can start your own medical specialization, you’ve just finished your HOMO training.
For booklet information on MRCP, click here.