What does IMRCS stand for?
IMRCS stands for the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. It is one the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and is open to surgeons who have passed all parts of the Intercollegiate Membership examination and meet the criteria set.
How can I become a member?
Membership to one of the three royal surgical colleges of Great Britain is open to surgeons who have passed all parts of the IMRCS exam.
The exam syllabus, format and content are common to all three colleges:
• The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
• The Royal College of Surgeons of England
• The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
How do I know if I am eligible to take the examination?
If you’re from overseas you must hold a primary medical qualification accepted by the Medical Councils of the college.
If you’re a prospective candidate, you can check if your medical degree is accepted on the World Health Organisation’s list of medical schools.
You will be eligible for election as a member of the college you’ve chosen to apply for if you’ve successfully passed all parts of the exam.
How do I apply for Part B OCC?
The MRCS Part B OCC will still require a candidate to submit a paper application to the British Council before the closing date. Part B OSCE will totally replace part B OCC as of January 2016. The last time Part B OCC is offered in Egypt will be December 2015.
For Part B registration you must have passed Part A. You will need to submit the following documents:
- an application form
- two signed recent photos
- a copy of your passing letter for Part A. If you passed Part A with another college, you should submit original passing letter and your primary medical qualification.
When is the next exam date?
|Part||Exam Date||Application deadline|
Part A - Cairo and Alexandria
17 April 2018
|9 February 2018|
11 September 2018
|29 June 2018|
How many parts are there in the revised IMRCS examination?
The revised IMRCS exam comprises two parts.
OSCE -Objective Structured Clinical Examination
The OSCE will normally consist of eighteen examined stations each of nine minutes’ duration.
These stations will examine the following broad content areas:
|• Is a four-hour multiple-choice question exam consisting of two papers|
|• Paper 1 covers applied basic science and paper 2 the principles of surgery in general|
• Two hours is given to complete each paper and marks for both papers are combined to give a total mark.
• To achieve a pass in Part A you must demonstrate a minimum level of competence in each of the two papers in addition to achieving or exceeding the combined paper pass mark.
Please note that you must pass Part A before proceeding to Part B.