The MRCOG Part 3 exam is a clinical assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies. Candidates clearing this exam will be further awarded the title of MRCOG and membership of the college. Lastly, this exam is the gateway for UK trainees to pass from core training to higher training. (ST6 and ST7).
Format Of MRCOG Part 3 Exam
The MRCOG Part 3 clinical assessment consists of 14 tasks in a circuit. Moreover, each task is based on one of the 14 modules mentioned in the syllabus.
Each of the MRCOG Part 3 exam module is assessed in the context of five domains:
– Patient safety
– Communication with patients and their relatives
– Communication with colleagues
– Information gathering
– Applied clinical knowledge
Each task is 12 minutes in length including two minutes of initial reading time.
A trained clinical examiner will feature on all 14 tasks.
A trained lay examiner will feature on four of the 14 tasks. The lay examiner will further assess the domains of communication, patient safety and information gathering from the perspective of the patient.
Types Of Tasks
There are two types of tasks in the MRCOG Part 3:
Simulated Patient or Colleague Tasks
These tasks involve the candidate interacting with an actor who has been trained and fully briefed in the role she or he is to play. Besides, the actor will be aware of the necessary details pertaining to the case. In addition, some scripted questions to prompt if needed will also be provided to the actor.
Structured Discussion Tasks
These tasks entail the candidate interacting directly with a clinical examiner. The examiner will further possess detailed instructions about the task and a list of questions that they can use to prompt the candidate or to move the task on to ensure that the candidate does not run out of time. Lastly, the examiner may give the candidate further information as the scenario evolves and then ask further questions.
MRCOG Part 3 Exam Dates
The exam will be held twice in 2024 in the months of May and November respectively. According to RCOG website, the venues for MRCOG Part 3 Exam are Chennai, Malaysia, UAE, London, Delhi and Singapore.
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