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Medical Practice

Evolution of an Examination: M.R.C.P. (U.K.)

Br Med J 1974; 2 doi: (Published 13 April 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:99
  1. P. R. Fleming,
  2. W. G. Manderson,
  3. M. B. Matthews,
  4. P. H. Sanderson,
  5. J. F. Stokes


    Recent changes in the structure of the examination for M.R.C.P. (U.K.) have prompted a review of these together with a historical outline of the examinations which preceded it at the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London.

    Part I of the examination continues to fulfil its role as a screen and a slight change in the marking system appears to have improved its discriminating powers still further. The major change in part II is the substitution of a more objective written test in place of the essay papers.