When to take MRCOG Part 3

Coming soon in November 2021…

All candidates must apply to have their training assessed to confirm their eligibility before applying for the Part 3 MRCOG exam – a process known as Assessment of Training. Further details regarding this are available on the RCOG website here.

UK specialist trainees apply for Assessment of Training via Route A and must be at ST3 level or above at the date of application for Assessment of Training. This means the earliest that a UK trainee can enter the MRCOG Part 3 exam is in the latter half of their ST3 year. Candidates not in the recognized UK specialist training programme have their Assessment of Training via Route B. They must demonstrate a minimum of 4 years in obstetrics and gynaecology full-time or equivalent post-registration posts in the UK or overseas before being eligible to sit the MRCOG Part 3 exam. This must include at least 2 years (full-time or equivalent) in the specialty within the 4 years preceding a candidate’s initial assessment of training application.