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Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes

  1. 1. Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes This document provides details of the Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes, where it will be held, what to do to enrol, and contact details for further information. In the UK, the Specialty Certificate Examination is now a compulsory Society for component of assessment for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Endocrinology for trainees whose specialist training began in or after August 2007. Trainees are expected to have made their first attempt by the penultimate year of assessment. The examination can also be taken by those whose training started earlier than August 2007 as part of their continuous assessment; these trainees may wish to consider taking the examination as successful examinees will be entitled to apply for the post-nominal ‘MRCP(UK) (Endocrinology and Diabetes)’. Note: the exam will take place on 30 June 2010. See over for details. Role of Specialty Certificate Examinations The Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes was developed by the Federation in collaboration with the Society for Endocrinology, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and Diabetes UK. The Specialty Certificate Examinations play an essential role in the overall ROYAL COLLEGE OF educational experience and continuing professional development of PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH trainees in the United Kingdom. They also provide a professional standard against which physicians working outside the United Kingdom can measure their level of attainment. They are designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the clinical sciences relevant to specialist medical practice, and of common or important disorders, to a level appropriate for a newly appointed Consultant. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF GLASGOW Specialties offering the Specialty Certificate Examination: Acute Medicine Medical Oncology Dermatology Nephrology Endocrinology & Diabetes Neurology Gastroenterology Palliative Medicine ROYAL COLLEGE OF Geriatric Medicine Respiratory Medicine PHYSICIANS OF LONDON Infectious Diseases Rheumatology
  2. 2. The aim of the Specialty Certificate Examinations is to identify those who, having undertaken a period of specialty training, have acquired the necessary professional knowledge and problem-solving skills essential for independent specialist practice. However, success in the Specialty Certificate Examination alone is not a sufficient requirement for specialist registration; the Specialty Certificate Examinations are intended to complement workplace-based assessments of professional competence.  Eligibility All UK and overseas trainees who have obtained MRCP(UK) are eligible to take a Specialty Certificate Examination. UK trainees who are in a specialty training post but do not hold the MRCP(UK) are also eligible. Format The Specialty Certificate Examinations follow the MRCP(UK) examination format, comprising two 3-hour papers each containing 100 ‘best-of-five questions’, and are conducted as computer-based tests (CBT). Each Specialty Certificate Examination is held once each year, in several centres throughout the UK and overseas. Certificate Candidates who pass the examination will be awarded a ‘Certificate’ in Endocrinology and Diabetes. All those with a Specialty Certificate and MRCP(UK) who are recommended to PMETB by the JRCPTB for a CCT will be entitled to apply for the post-nominal ‘MRCP(UK) (Endocrinology and Diabetes)’. Cost The cost of sitting the examination in a centre in the UK is £800; the cost outside the UK is £1,000. Society for Endocrinology Specialty Certificate Examination dates A date for the Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes has now been set: Registration for UK candidates: 29 March – 26 April 2010 Registration for overseas candidates: 1 March – 29 March 2010 Exam date: 30 June 2010 For further details on the Specialty Certificate Examination, see: http://www.mrcpuk.org/sce ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH To express your interest in sitting the Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes, please send: ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF GLASGOW your full name your email address your specialty ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON your RCP Code number to sce.queries@mrcpuk.org

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