The aim of the MRCOG Part 3 exam is to evaluate the ability of the candidate to apply core clinical skills. The exam examines further how the candidate applies these skills in the context of the skills, knowledge, attitudes and competencies defined in the MRCOG Part 2 and MRCOG Part 1 curriculum.
In addition, the MRCOG Part 3 exam assesses five core skill domains. They are patient safety, communication with patients and families, communication with colleagues, information gathering and applied clinical knowledge.
Candidates who are eligible can apply online for the MRCOG Part 3 exam. The application period is open only for a short period of time. Furthermore, you can visit the MRCOG Part 3 exam calendar page on MRCOG Official website for information about when you can apply. Lastly, if you have any requests for special arrangements during the exam, they have to be submitted before the closing date for applications.
Candidates are permitted to attempt the MRCOG Part 3 OSCE exam four times. Candidates who are unable to pass in four attempts are required to take the MRCOG Part 2 exam again. For candidates sitting the digital remote exam for the first time, this does not count as an attempt.
Your computer should be set up with a few technical requirements to enable Osler Online to work. It is an online application.
Only laptops or PCs can be used. Osler Online will not work with tablets or mobile devices. In addition, NHS work laptops or desktops should not be used. They can block webcam or microphone permissions which interfere with the program.
NHS internet Wi-Fi should not be used as they can block the program. In addition, you can use only Windows or Mac Operating systems. Windows 7 or newer and Sierra 10.12 or newer is needed. Furthermore, only Google Chrome web browser should be used. Lastly, webcam and microphone need to be enabled.
Over the head headphones are recommended. Moreover, headphones with a microphone in the cord should not be used. They can scratch off clothes and hair and cause feedback. Minimum screen resolution required is 1024 x 768.
You will need a stable internet connection for your exam. Besides, a wired connection is preferred. WiFi should suffice if you have a good signal and are situated near the router.
In addition, the minimum recommended bandwidth for Osler Online is 1.5 mbps for both upload and download. This should be supported by most broadband and fibre internet providers.
Make sure that you ask other users to limit or stop their usage during your exam if you are using a shared internet. This will prevent your internet quality from being affected.
There is no time limit between passing the MRCOG Part 2 exam and attempting the MRCOG Part 3 exam. However, you are required to attempt Part 3 exam at least once within seven years after passing the MRCOG Part 2.
If any candidate does not attempt the MRCOG Part 3 OSCE exam within the timeframe of seven years, they will be required to take the MRCOG Part 2 exam again.