The Intercollegiate Membership examination of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (MRCS) tests the knowledge, experience and clinical competence expected of trainees at the end of their core surgical training.
Passing the MRCS examination grants membership of one of the four surgical royal colleges in the UK and Ireland, and for trainees following the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP), entry to higher specialist training.
The MRCS examination has two parts:
- Part A: written paper
- Part B: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)