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MRCS Tutors - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons


MRCS Tutors – Member of the Royal College of Surgeons


Graduating with a degree in medicine in the UK often does not necessarily mean the end of exams and further study. Many who wish to continue to develop their career with specialist subjects choose to pursue a post-graduate qualification. For those who wish to become surgeons, after graduating they are also required to successfully complete the MRCS exam. This is an examination regulated by The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) on behalf of the four Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain (of England, Ireland, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The purpose of the exam is to ensure that doctors undergoing surgical training have the sufficient capabilities in order to progress further to a specialist surgical career. Therefore passing the exam is a requirement for anyone wishing to progress to higher surgical training in the UK. Our MRCS tutors are qualified medics that can guide you through the various aspects of the MRCS Exam.

How does the MRCS exam work?

The intercollegiate MRCS exam is divided into 2 parts: Part A which consists of two written examinations and Part B which is a practical exam. In order to participate in the MRCS, candidates must have a medical degree accepted by the UK General Medical Council.


Part A:

  • Two written exams on the same day, first a three-hour exam in the morning which focuses on applied basic sciences followed by a two-hour exam in the afternoon which assesses general surgical principles.
  • Both exams use a multiple choice question format.


Part B:

  • Practical clinical examination sometimes referred to as the OSCE (objective structured clinical exam)
  • Assesses 4 core skills: anatomy and surgical pathology, application of surgical science and critical care, clinical skills and communication competency.
  • The practical exam consists of 18 stations at which candidates have 9 minutes to apply their skills and knowledge of the core skills being tested.


How Our MRCS Tutors help you with the MRCS membership? 


This qualification is an understandably challenging examination which requires candidates to possess a broad-ranging knowledge and skill set. With the help from our experienced tutors, we can ensure that you feel confident in all aspects of the MRCS exam. We can help you feel comfortable with the format of the written paper, focusing on developing your skills answering the specific question types that are likely to arise as well as assist you with the practical elements of the exam which require application of the knowledge and skills you have already cultivated in your degree and work experience.

If you would like to arrange private lessons or have any questions about any of our tuition services, please call us on Tel: +44(0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.


Useful MRCS Tutors & Students Resources Royal College of Surgeons of England. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Outline of Good Medical Practice, a core element which will be assessed during the OSCE section of the MRCSExam. Lots of information about the MRCS exam with helpful revision guides and resources. Helpful revision source and breakdown of the MRCS exam. Extensive MRCS revision sources, mock tests and preparation materials. Online question bank resource. Outline of a career as a surgeon. MRCS Revision Textbook Textbook, Applied Anatomy. Textbook covering both Part 1 and 2 of the syllabus.

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